Elective clerkships in Psychiatry at Banner Good Samaritan
The Department of Psychiatry at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center offers elective rotations for qualified fourth year medical students. Each clinical rotation is a combination of inpatient and consultation-liaison experiences complemented by supervision with full-time faculty, regular interaction with our Psychiatry residents, attendance at various lectures, seminars and case conferences and assigned reading.
For more information, please contact our Program and Medical Student Coordinator, Lorin Akers in the Department of Psychiatry at (602) 839-6994 for more information or email.
Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service
As an "acting internship", students selecting a clinical elective in this setting have the opportunity to evaluate and treat patients with a variety of acute psychiatric illnesses including psychosis, mania or severe depression. Supervision is provided by the full-time attending psychiatry faculty and our residents using a multidisciplinary team approach. There is a focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and biological interventions within a psychosocial framework.
Our C-L/Emergency Psychiatry Service has a large volume of diverse patients seen in consultation on the inpatient medicine and surgery teaching services, emergency room, transplant and rehabilitation medicine services and outpatient family practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN, neurology and sub-specialty clinics.
As an active member of the C-L team, medical students have the opportunity to work closely with the full-time psychiatry and psychology faculty and more senior residents. This elective is an excellent opportunity to participate at the Psychiatry-Medicine interface at a busy, academically oriented community hospital with a diverse patient population.