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Rotation Outpatient/Subspecialty Experiences


During consultation/liaison psychiatry students gain in-depth clinical knowledge of three illnesses relevant to virtually any physician engaged in active patient care: (1) Depression in the medical setting, (2) Dementia, and (3) Delirium. A second goal will be to understand the basic process of acquiring information from historical sources, laboratory testing, and clinical interview to formulate an initial differential diagnosis in a consultation/liaison setting. Students also have an opportunity to observe experienced faculty in clinical interviews and case formulation within consultation/liaison psychiatry.

University Specialty Clinic

Students rotate through the University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. During this experience, they observe and participate in the evaluation of referred children and adolescents, and their treatment with various therapeutic modalities.
Earle E. Morris Jr. Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center (Morris Village)
Morris Village is a 140 residential addiction treatment facility in SCDMH. Students at Morris Village evaluate and treat patients with a board certified psychiatrist. Students gain experience in the diagnosis and management of substance use disorders, and in the diagnosis and treatment of co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

Senior Primary Care

During the geriatric psychiatry rotation, students have the opportunity to participate in the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients age 65 and older in a consultation role within a primary care medical practice setting.

C.M. Tucker, Jr. Nursing Care Center

During the geriatric psychiatry rotation, students rotate at Tucker Center, a long term care facility for the SCDMH with 528 licensed beds. Students participate in geriatric psychiatry consultations.

Palmetto Health Richland Emergency Department

Through the PHR emergency room, students participate in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients. A multidisciplinary team-based approach incorporating the student provides knowledge about the systems that are involved in caring for the psychiatric patients of the Columbia area and surrounding communities.

Department of Juvenile Justice

Students observe and participate in the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of juvenile offenders. This experience is a part of the Child and Adolescent psychiatry rotation.