Residency Policies & Procedures
V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
Goal: The goal of student mental health rotations is to
provide supervised clinical experience in the assessment and treatment
of psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems in college and university
students seen within a student health center setting.
Supervision: Each resident must receive a minimum of one
hour of direct supervision per clinic day (or 30 minutes per clinic half-day),
and must have direct access (in person or by telephone) to a supervising
attending at all times.
Residents completing student mental health rotations are expected to:
1. Patient Care
- Perform comprehensive, pertinent diagnostic interviews.
- Give succinct, well-organized case presentations.
- Develop thorough differential diagnoses.
- Formulate and carry out appropriate treatment plans.
- Display appropriate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences relevant
- Display appropriate knowledge of particular conditions common in student
health center populations, such as first episodes of affective, anxiety,
and psychotic disorders; adjustment disorders; and separation-individuation
3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to
the research study.
- Participate in practice-based improvement activities (CQI), such as
case reviews, case conferences, and quality improvement projects.
4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Create and sustain effective therapeutic relationships with patients.
- Display empathic listening skills.
- Work effectively with health care professionals (including those from
other disciplines), colleagues, and staff to provide patient-focused
- Provide effective consultation and teaching to other student health
- Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
- Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
- Demonstrate understanding of patients and their illnesses in a sociocultural
context, including displaying sensitivity to patients' culture, ethnicity,
age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual minority status, and/or disabilities.
6. Systems-Based Practice
- Display an understanding of the health care system and of the broader
context of the patient's care; effectively access and utilize resources;
practice cost effective care.
- Appropriately advocate for quality patient care; help patients in
dealing with system complexities.
- Display an understanding of the student health center care delivery
system and its place within the broader context of campus operations.
- Display effective team leadership skills, including the ability to
triage, prioritize tasks, and delegate work as appropriate.
8. Educational Attitudes
- Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
- Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.
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