Medical Students

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Addiction Elective  (PS-445 Addiction Psychiatry B1)

This elective will provide the 4th year medical student with clinical experience in the field of addiction psychiatry through exposure to various clinical settings. The student will rotate through treatment programs at treatment programs at the Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service in the University Campus , and Community Healthlink, Inc including an adolescent treatment program and substance abuse outpatient clinic that includes a buprenorphine program . A rotation at Adcare or Spectrum may also de included depending on availability of supervising faculty. The student will learn a comprehensive approach to the treatment of addiction encompassing evaluation and formulation of substance use disorders, psychopharmacology of addiction, motivational enhancement, and psychosocial interventions. The student will be supervised daily by a clinical preceptor at the various sites and will see approximately 5-10 patients per day.