Registrar Office

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (2016)

  

**All EINSTEIN students must receive approval from Dr. Audrey Walker auwalker@montefiore.org prior to registering for any Psychiatry elective, as well as the course director.  Once approval has been received from both Dr. Walker and the course director the student must inform the Office of the Registrar for manual registration.** 

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K531 Addictions Medicine (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Einstein Students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Stein for approval prior to registration**
 
The Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medicine 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 Einstein 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.  Montefiore Pain Clinic, which serves many patients with substance abuse disorders.  Citywide Harm Reduction, a social service agency which provides medical and social work services based on a harm reduction model.  12 Step Meetings.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects being conducted in the Division of Substance Abuse and to observe therapeutic community and inpatient detoxification facility.

Melissa Stein, MD
mstein@montefiore.org
718-292-2401
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 electives for Medical Students on outpatient, consultation/liaison as well as day treatment program 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 mentally ill children as well as children in the pediatric setting with medical illnesses complicated by co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

Measurable learning objectives of elective: Outpatient & emergency assessment and initial treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Assessment and consultation in the Pediatric setting of pediatric 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; the psychiatric emergency service at Montefiore and the day treatment program at New York City Children's Center. 

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  

Dr. Lynne Tan 
ltan@montefiore.org 
Dr. Carol Hnetila
chnetila@montefiore.org 
Dr. Scott Schaffer
sshaffer@montefiore.org 
Dr. Aiyana E. Rivera
airivera@montefiore.org   
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, acupuncture, 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- 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: Written and verbal feedback; mid-elective and end of elective

Maryann Popiel, MD
maryann.popiel@nbhn.net
718-918-6702
Modules:  All, except 1A
Max: 2 students
On the first day students report to: Jacobi Medical Center - Building #1, Room #9S5 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 
mfgomez@montefiore.org
Howard Forman, MD
hforman@montefiore.org
718-920-4441
Modules: All
Maximum: 1 
First day: Students are to meet at Montefiore - Liaison Division Office Klau 1 

 

P518 Addiction Medicine Research (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Walker and Dr. Arnsten for approval prior to registration**  
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medicine offer this elective work in Addiction Medicine Research. Several studies are ongoing which include investigations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes on Drug Abuse and other sources. All are based in the Division of Substance Abuse, a network of substance abuse treatment programs with on-site primary medical and psychiatric care. Ongoing investigations include:  A behavioral intervention to reduce HIV risk behaviors and to improve health-care behaviors among HIV infected drug users.  A study of the ways to enhance adherence with HIV medications which compares directly observed administration of antiretroviral medications to an adherence-enhancing counseling intervention.  A national survey of addiction treating physicians regarding their attitudes and knowledge of hepatitis C treatment and drug users.  A study of the pharmacokinetic interaction between methadone and interferon (used in the treatment of hepatitis C infection).  Students will assist in the evaluation of study participants and in conducting research studies with research staff. Supervision will be provided by the Principal Investigator and other key investigators.

Julia Arnsten, MD
jarnsten@montefiore.org 
718-944-3848
Modules: All
Maximum: 1 students
Students MUST contact the course director for first day meeting location and time  

 

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.

Benjamin Raatjes, MD and Ria Fabunan, MD
Benjamin.Raatjes@nbhn.net
Ria.Fabunan@nbnn.net
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 (Weiler Hospital)
**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
herb.lachman@einstein.yu.edu  
718-430-2428
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
pjayson@montefiore.org
718-920-7460
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
gkennedy@montefiore.org  
718-920-4236
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
noboru.hiroi@einstein.yu.edu 
718-430-3124
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**
**NOT OFFERED TO VISITING STUDENTS** 
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. Please call the ward before start of subinternship.

John Navas, MD
email:  jonavas@montefiore.org 
telephone:  718-920-4238
Modules: All
Maximum: 1
Students must contact Dr. Navas for first day meeting location and time  

  

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