Psychiatry Acting Internship

Faculty: Shilpa Srinivasan, M.D. AI Co Director Jimmy Pacheco, M.D. AI Co Director Other faculty as assigned

Institution: Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science USC School of Medicine

Location: G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital 220 Faison Drive Columbia, South Carolina

Duration: 4 weeks

Course Offered: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Number of Students: 1 Per Period

Students Report To: Report to the second floor of the Administration Building at Bryan Psychiatric Hospital at 8:30 AM. See Julia Williams (935-6281) and ask  for Dr. Pacheco to be paged.

Acting Interns function at the level of a sub intern with direct supervision of an attending and a first year resident.  Students will rotate in a Co-ed acute and sub-acute inpatient unit at Bryan Psychiatric Hospital. Psychiatric problems are complex and diverse in the inpatient population, and opportunities for direct hands-on patient care are extensive. Students follow ten (10) patients daily, with call from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. once a week with the first year resident and/or attending. Acting Interns work with an intern, residents and USCSM faculty. Education material is presented via attending rounds, didactic lectures, and grand rounds. Experiential learning assignments maximize learning opportunities. Assessment will include literature reviews and a written exam by Dr. Pacheco at the end of the rotation.