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    Looking for more information on Northport VA, NY

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    Hey Guys, I'm suppose to start my psych rotation at Northport VA hospital this Feb & was wondering if anyone had any helpful information on it. Like what we should expect & what books if any might be needed for this rotation. I read an old post on here & all I found out was that there was a mean attending in unit 21 & there is student housing there. Is anyone else also starting this rotation?

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    There is "required" reading if you are on Unit 21.

    1. The chapter in Kaplan&Saddock's Synopsis of Psych dealing with the Mental Status Exam
    2. The attending has a fixed belief that AUA has chosen a text for the rotation, and we are supposed to read it. I never determined what it is. But I guess "Synopsis of Psych" is good enough.
    3. The attending will make you bring your text books in so she can check them out. Blueprints, FirstAid, Boards&Wards, and other review books are not allowed.

    On Unit 22, you can read whatever you want, in order to keep up with (or prepare) lectures and presentations.

    What to expect.
    On Unit 21, expect abuse, no teaching, and to write progress notes all day. Expect no involvement with the Stony Brook residency program

    On Unit 22, expect to and learn psychiatric assessments and treatment in morning report, and individually with the patients and attendings. Observe electroconvulsive therapy, psychotherapy, med management, etc. etc... Expect to discuss your assigned patients' treatment with a resident and attending. Expect lectures from the attendings, and presentations and discussions with the resident and and other Stony Brook med students on most days.

    Hours are about 8:30 to 4:00, no call.

    Whatever you do, dont go on Unit 21. The attending has failed an AUA student in each group. The ones that pass don't fare much better.

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    Hey Scriveners Palsy THANK YOU so very much for that info.

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