IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 02PS731 — PSYCHIATRY ELECTIVE


The course will provide an opportunity for the student to build on his or her clinical psychiatry clerkship knowledge base with a focus on pharmacotheraphy in an ambulatory psychiatry practice. The student will have an active role in the diagnosis and treatment plans for patients under the guidance of the course director. The student will participate in observations of individual and group therapy in the treatment of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. The student will be exposed to psychological testing protocols and will participate in psychiatry consultations in the inpatient setting.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robertss@ipfw.edu)

Director: Alycia Brown , M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Parkview

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform an Initial Psychiatric Evaluation in an outpatient setting. (PC1)
  • 2) Differentiate between supportive and explorative psychotherapy. (MK4)
  • 3) Explain the type of psychotheraphy cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, ect. (MK4)
  • 4) Explain the use of psychotropic medications for anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders. (MK4)
  • 5) Describe interactions of somatic and psychological issues. (MK3)
  • 6) Review a psychiatric chart with psychiatic testing and social work evaluations and formulate a treatment plan. (PC3)
  • 7) Use genetic testing and on-line drug information to anticipate drug interactions and anticipate their effectiveness. (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30-40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical, 5%Laboratory, 5%Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None