Medical Students Electives in Psychiatry at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
The Department of Psychiatry at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center offers several elective clerkships for qualified fourth-year medical students. Each clinical rotation is complemented by supervision with full-time faculty, regular interaction with our Psychiatry residents, attendance at various lectures, seminars and case conferences and assigned reading.
To obtain additional information please contact our Program and Medical Student Coordinator, Jo Russo, in the Department of Psychiatry by calling (602) 839-6880 or e-mail and Ms. Russo will direct you for your necessary next steps.
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 bone marrow services and outpatient family practice, medicine, ob-gyn, neurology and subspecialty 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.