Elective Title: 93PS720 — ADOLESCENT DUAL DIAGNOSIS (SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AND MENTAL ILLNESS)
Substance abuse and other mental illness are highly comorbid in the adult as well as the adolescent population. This elective will provide medical students with experience in the diagnosis, pychosocial intervention, and pharmacologic management of children and adolescents with both substance abuse and mental illness (dual diagnosis). During the elective, the student will work toward developing a solid knowledge base derived from their preceptors, observation, and participation in patient interaction, and independent literature searches. There will also be an opportunity for the student to learn about clinical research. The student will meet with the course director at the beginning of the rotation to discuss areas of interest and review goals and expectations for the elective. Time will be spent in preceptorship with the course instructors while participating in outpatient follow-up within the medication management and psychotherapy clinics.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Samantha Hupp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: Leslie Hulvershorn, M.D.
Location: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: R. Andrew Chambers M.D., Zachary Adams PhD, Ann Lagges PhD
- 1) Explain diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and the common comorbid psychiatric diagnoses affecting the child and adolescent population through working closely with faculty who specialize in the field (PC2)
- 2) Gather a mental health and substance use history and formulate a differential diagnosis and treatment plan (PC2)
- 3) Demonstrate compassionate interaction and communication with patients and their families (ISC2)
- 4) Discuss potential treatment plans pertinent to this population (MK5)
- 5) Discuss the physician-patient family relationships and their importance to patient care (ISC1)
- 6) Conduct relevant literature searches and present current literature on a relevant topic of their choice (PBLI1)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation, discussion with faculty. Their final project could be oral or written, so it will be assessed accordingly).
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status ; completion of Third year Psychiatry Clerkship
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 30
Time Distribution: 75% Clinical; 25% Research Project
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: Yes, social work, psychology
Service Learning Included: None