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    I was just wondering if anyone who has completed their psych rotation at NUMC would mind providing some information about the rotation. I am doing the rotation in October and really wanted to know how the rotation was, what to expect, and anything else you think would be beneficial to know/do before going into the rotation.
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    I did the six week core rotation for third years at NUMC last year. It used to be that four AUC students would start together, two would do inpatient on the 12th floor for three weeks, two would do consults for three weeks, and the two groups would switch for the second half of the rotation. Now there are fourth years from AUC as well as people from outside NUMC looking for core rotations, so this may have changed. I've seen some of the AUC students do the inpatient part of the rotation in the 01 ward where they keep patients who have demonstrated themselves to be dangerous. People who have gone to the 01 ward have really liked it.

    I did my inpatient rotation on the 12th floor. I would follow two to three patients, talking with them for 10-15 minutes per day each morning. I wrote a progress note documenting what we talked about, the mental status exam, and lab findings/drug levels. Every day, the psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, art therapists, etc. would meet to discuss each patient for some sit down, talking rounds. I would talk about how each of the patients I was following were doing during this time. When new patients would be admitted, the attending, resident, and myself would interview the patient for an hour or two. After my first week, I was encouraged to lead these interviews and the attending would chime in with whatever she thought was important. After I was done the resident would explore any topics she was interested in further.

    There were twice weekly hour lectures from senior residents. These were okay and varied by resident. In addition there were four "calls" when you would leave whatever team/service you were on and spend an afternoon in the psych ER. The ER attending was funny, but these days ranged from somewhat interesting to outright boring as the ER seldom had many patients.

    The consult portion of the rotation seems to be a favorite among a lot of students. In the morning, the consults that arrived overnight are split between the students and residents and everyone completes their consult. When you have finished, you page the attending who will visit the consult with you and help you correct the note.

    All in all, there is almost as much responsibility as a resident during this rotation. Both of the attendings on the consult service really break down each case and help you learn. Always keep a DSM in your pocket (especially on the consult service) as attendings pimp frequently, but permit students to use the DSM. This is one of the better rotations at NUMC.
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    Any more current information?

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    Yeah, I'll do a rotation review and post it in the next day or two.
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    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Disk View Post
    I did the six week core rotation for third years at NUMC last year. It used to be that four AUC students would start together, two would do inpatient on the 12th floor for three weeks, two would do consults for three weeks, and the two groups would switch for the second half of the rotation. Now there are fourth years from AUC as well as people from outside NUMC looking for core rotations, so this may have changed. I've seen some of the AUC students do the inpatient part of the rotation in the 01 ward where they keep patients who have demonstrated themselves to be dangerous. People who have gone to the 01 ward have really liked it.

    I did my inpatient rotation on the 12th floor. I would follow two to three patients, talking with them for 10-15 minutes per day each morning. I wrote a progress note documenting what we talked about, the mental status exam, and lab findings/drug levels. Every day, the psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, art therapists, etc. would meet to discuss each patient for some sit down, talking rounds. I would talk about how each of the patients I was following were doing during this time. When new patients would be admitted, the attending, resident, and myself would interview the patient for an hour or two. After my first week, I was encouraged to lead these interviews and the attending would chime in with whatever she thought was important. After I was done the resident would explore any topics she was interested in further.

    There were twice weekly hour lectures from senior residents. These were okay and varied by resident. In addition there were four "calls" when you would leave whatever team/service you were on and spend an afternoon in the psych ER. The ER attending was funny, but these days ranged from somewhat interesting to outright boring as the ER seldom had many patients.

    The consult portion of the rotation seems to be a favorite among a lot of students. In the morning, the consults that arrived overnight are split between the students and residents and everyone completes their consult. When you have finished, you page the attending who will visit the consult with you and help you correct the note.

    All in all, there is almost as much responsibility as a resident during this rotation. Both of the attendings on the consult service really break down each case and help you learn. Always keep a DSM in your pocket (especially on the consult service) as attendings pimp frequently, but permit students to use the DSM. This is one of the better rotations at NUMC.
    You do not need a DSM at all. That is a huge waste of money. Agreed with much of above though. C & L service is a great experience
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    I recently completed the psych rotation @NUMC.
    it's 6 AUC students
    there will also be students from NYCOM & Stony Brook but you'll see them on the 12th floor. Unlike, AUC students, these students also go to the 14th floor but it's a lot worse on 14...regardless, when they are on 12, they are assigned to different attendings anyway.
    3 students are on the Consult & Liason service for 3 weeks and you work with two attendings.
    3 students are on the 12th floor for 3 weeks and you're assigned to one of two attendings.
    there is lecture M & w from 4-5
    you're on call the same day each week M-Th from 5-8, sometimes 9
    you're in the psych ER the entire time you are on call.
    if you're on call on W, then you don't have to go to the ER til 6
    the first aid for the psych clerkship is all u need, the shelf is a JOKE, i don't anyone that didn't honor it.

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    Thanks for the info!

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