Registrar Office

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

**EINSTEIN students must contact Dr. Audrey Walker, Ms. Ramonita Reyes-Rosado and the elective the course director for approval prior to registration. Once approval has been received, students must inform the Office of the Registrar for manual registration.**  


K531 Addiction Medicine (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Einstein Students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Stein for approval prior to registration**
The Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences offer this elective in substance abuse to fourth year students. Students will participate in clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and will be responsible for working up and presenting patients to attending physicians. Inpatient experience will be with the Substance Abuse Consultation and Referral Service (SACRS) at Montefiore Medical Center, which consults on hospitalized patients with substance abuse disorders and provides guidance on the management of acute issues, such as withdrawal. Outpatient experiences will include observation and participation in the following settings:  outpatient clinics in the Montefiore Division of Substance Abuse, which provide drug treatment services (including pharmacologic treatment of opiate dependence with methadone and buprenorphine), as well as on site medical and psychiatric care;  an internist who prescribes buprenorphine at a community clinic; Washington Heights Corner Project, a social service agency which provides medical and social work services based on a harm reduction model;  12 Step Meetings; and the medical service at Riker’s Island, the largest of NYCs jails.

Melissa Stein, MD
Modules: All
Maximum 1 Students
Students must contact the course director for first day meeting time and location

P501 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(Montefiore Medical Center / Bronx Psychiatric Center)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and the course directors for approval prior to registration**
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers an elective for Medical Students on the child and adolescent psychiatry consult/liaison service with special emphasis on psychological and psycho-social functioning of children and their families.  Interested students will be overseen by faculty in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry in the evaluation of children and adolescents in the pediatrics setting with medical illnesses complicated by co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

Measurable learning objectives of elective: Assessment and treatment planning for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Assessment and consultation in the Pediatric setting of patients with neuropsychiatric issues. 

Learning experience: Patient care under attending supervision on the consultation – liaison service at the children’s hospital at Montefiore; the Montefiore child and adolescent child psychiatry outpatient clinic; and the psychiatric emergency service at Montefiore  

Method of student feedback and evaluation: Mid Cycle and end of rotation feedback meeting with site director. Evaluation completed by site director and shared with student at final meeting.  

Suggested Textbook: 
ISBN: 978-0-7817-6214-4
Title: Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Edition: Fourth
Author: Andrés Martin, Fred R. Volkmar  

Scott Shaffer, MD 
Supriya Kothavale, DO
718- 430-2020
Modules: All except modules 1B and 4AZ
Maximum: 1 student
On the first day student must meet at Montefiore Medical Center - 3340 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467 (718) 696-3011   


P507 Acute Hospital Psychiatry (Jacobi Medical Center)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Popiel for approval prior to registration**
Students will join the staff of an active acute term general psychiatric unit, providing a rich variety of hands-on clinical experience. Students will evaluate and treat patients in crisis, with supervision by faculty, and become active members of an interdisciplinary team. Treatment modalities employed will include individual, group, family, and milieu therapy, relaxation training, and substance abuse therapies, Individual tutorials, case conferences, medical and research and psychopharmacology rounds, and departmental Grand Rounds will enhance students' learning. Students will experience first-hand how an integrative model of care is applied in a brief inpatient treatment urban setting.

Learning objectives:

-Develop interview skills
-Perform a comprehensive evaluation of a psychiatric inpatient
-Perform a good MSE
-Create a clinically relevant differential diagnosis treatment
-Develop treatment plans and be able to implement them

Learning experience:
9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
-Working with a multidisciplinary team
-Attending morning reports
-Caseload of 6 -8 patients
-Inpatient admissions, evaluations, treatment, discharge planning
-Brief presentation of relevant clinical issues

Method of student feedback and evaluation: Individual supervision; team feedback; observed clinical exams; case write-ups.

Maryann Popiel, MD 
Administrative Support: Laura Puschila,, 718-918-6720
Modules:  All, except 1A
Max: 2 
On the first day students report to Jacobi Medical Center - Building #1, Room #9S4 at 10AM 


P517 Consultation Liaison Service (Montefiore Medical Center) 
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and the course directors for approval prior to registration** 
Student will receive general exposure to psychiatric consultation on the medically ill patient with the opportunity to become acquainted with liaison activities in the general hospital. The student will work under the direct supervision of attendings, fellows, and residents. Students who are interested will also have the opportunity to research how addition patients are cared for in the general medical society and ways to bring greater engagement to this often underserved population. Students who are interested should contact Dr. Howard Forman. After discussion with the student concerning his background and interests, she will arrange elective program.

Maria Gomez, MD
Howard Forman, MD
Modules: All
Maximum: 1 
First day: Students are to meet at Montefiore - Liaison Division Office Klau 1 


P520 Emergency Psychiatry (Jacobi Medical Center)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and the course directors for approval prior to registration**
The CPE Program offers a one-month elective in the Acute Management of all psychiatric presentations. Diagnostic interviewing skills with an emphasis on generating broad differential diagnoses will be a major focus of this elective.  Under direct Attending supervision, the student will have the opportunity to evaluate acute psychiatric patients. The student will interview, formulate the broad differential diagnoses, and initiate a treatment plan.

Ria Fabunan, MD
Benjamin Raatjes, MD   
Modules: All 
Maximum 1
Students MUST contact the course directors for first day meeting location and time 


P526 The molecular genetics of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism (Einstein Campus)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Lachman for approval prior to registration** 
The Lachman lab uses induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology as a means to understand the molecular basis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). iPSCs resemble embryonic stem cells in their capacity to differentiate into any cell type, given the correct combination of growth factors and culture conditions. Although originally conceived as a tool for regenerative medicine that bypasses the controversy surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells, iPSCs can also be used for disease modeling. By developing iPSCs from patients with schizophrenia and ASD, patient-specific neurons can be cultivated. We have primarily focused on patients with well-defined deletions involving chromosome 22q11.2, which is the most common genetic variant found in schizophrenia. Neurons derived from these patients and controls are being analyzed using a variety of molecular tools including RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. In addition, we use a gene knockout approach with CRISPR to manipulate schizophrenia and ASD candidate genes in control iPSCs in order to study their effect on neurogenesis. Finally, considering the observation that certain environmental factors play a role in the development of schizophrenia and ASD (maternal immune activation, for example), most likely in the context of underlying genetic variants, neurons derived from iPSCs are being used to study gene x environment interactions. 

Herbert Lachman, MD  
Modules: All
Maximum: 2 students
Students MUST contact the course director for first day meeting location and time 

P528 Emergency Psychiatry (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Jayson for approval prior to registration**
Student will function as a junior attending under the supervision of the regular Psychiatric Observation Suite attending staff. Duties include initial evaluation and treatment of patients presenting to the psychiatric emergency room, participation in case conferences and in any ongoing research projects.

Paul Jayson, MD
Modules: All
Maximum: 1 student
First day: Psychiatric Observation Suite, Montefiore Medical Center, 8:30AM


P537 Introduction to Geriatric Psychiatry (Montefiore Medical Center) 
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Kennedy for approval prior to registration** 
Students will participate in the full range of geriatric psychiatry practice including home visits to persons with dementia as well as healthy older adults. Students will also visit a teaching nursing home and perform outpatient evaluations, both in the geriatric psychiatric and medical settings. Additional exposure to legal and ethical issues in geriatric care is also part of the experience. Students will participate in weekly case conferences at each clinical site, attend ongoing lectures and journal clubs in our collaborative care model with the Division of Geriatric Medicine. Students receive individual supervision from faculty and fellows of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. A variety of research investigations are also underway offering students the unique opportunity to participate in clinical research.

Textbook(s) information: 
ISBN 978-1-4625-1986-6
Cost provided at no cost
Title Geriatric Depression: A Clinical Guide
Edition 1
Author Gary J. Kennedy

Gary J. Kennedy, MD  
Modules: All
Maximum: 1
Students MUST contact the course director for first day meeting location and time  


P539 Mouse Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders  (Weiler Hospital)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Hiroi for approval prior to registration** 
The human genome includes many variations, ranging from duplications and deletions of full chromosomes to single nucleotide polymorphisms. Moreover, a large number of kilo- to mega-base copy number variations (CNVs) are associated with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability and schizophrenia. Human chromosome 22q11.2 is one of those CNVs. Children and adolescents with 22q11.2 duplications and deletions consistently exhibit these neuropsychiatric disorders, along with associated cognitive and intellectual impairments during development. However, because duplications and deletions of 22q11.2 encompass 1.5 Mb or larger regions, it is not possible to determine whether segments or single genes are responsible for specific phenotypes in humans. To circumvent these obstacles, our laboratory examines the role of individual 22q11 genes in distinct aspects of cellular and behavioral phenotypes in genetically engineered mice.

Noboru Hiroi, MD 
Modules: All
Maximum: 2
Students must contact the course director for first day meeting location and time 


P601 Subinternship Inpatient Clinical Psychiatry (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Einstein Students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Navas for approval prior to registration**
The student will experience a one month rotation working on the level of a resident in psychiatry under the direct supervision of the Chief Resident and Attending Psychiatrists. This rotation will offer you an opportunity to work in depth with a variety of patients and their families in individual, group and family therapy settings as well as administration of ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) as clinically indicated.  

Please call the ward before start of subinternship.

John Navas, MD
telephone: 718-920-4736
Modules: All
Maximum: 1
Students must contact Dr. Navas for first day meeting location and time  

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