Psychiatry Clerkship: 150 Biggest Mistakes And How To Avoid Them (Clerkship Mistakes)

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Many students find the psychiatry clerkship formidable, not because of a lack of knowledge about psychiatry, but because of a lack of preparation for actually doing the rotation. This "insider's guide" can help you shave weeks off of the learning curve by identifying the 150 most common and deleterious mistakes that medical students make, as well as the best approaches to avoiding them.Plus, the "must know" information contained in the appendices will be an invaluable resource in answering questions during rounds and preparing for your exam.Here are some of the topics you'll master with the material covered inside.*Approaching the psychiatric patient *Interviewing *Write-Ups *Patient presentations *Oral examination *Major psychiatric illnesses *Medications *Psychiatric Emergencies

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There are many books on the market focusing on the factual information you need to know for the psychiatry clerkship. While this information is certainly important for success on the clerkship, it doesn’t actually prepare you for doing the rotation. These books fail to teach you how to approach patients, maintain your safety, and build rapport with patients. They don’t prepare you for the usual daily activities of the rotation, such as rounding and writing notes. These are skills that each of us has had to develop, usually by making mistakes and having them corrected by our former residents and attendings. In writing Psychiatry Clerkship: 150 Biggest Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, we thought of all of the mistakes that we made on our psychiatry clerkships and continue to see students make in our current roles as psychiatric residents and attending. In addition to pointing out these common mistakes, we offer advice on how to avoid making them yourself. We hope that you will be able to learn from our missteps and those of your predecessors and not be doomed to repeat them. By avoiding the errors made by most students (and perhaps by your fellow students who haven’t read this book), you are certain to stand out on your rotation.

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Kimberly McLaren, MD is a clinical instructor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she supervises and teaches residents and medical students in the Harborview Medical Center Crisis Triage Unit. She completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry in Houston, Texas in 2004. During residency, Dr. McLaren received recognition for teaching medical students. Dr. McLaren plans to continue teaching residents and medical students with the goal of shaping the next generation of physicians. As a mentor, she hopes to encourage young physicians to take an active role in the future of medicine.

Christopher Martin, MD obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and was graduated in 2001. That year he entered his residency training in Psychiatry also at the Baylor College of Medicine. During the 2004-2005 academic year, he is serving as the chief resident of his training program, assuming clinical, educational, and administrative roles at The Methodist Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, and other major teaching hospitals affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. During his residency and chief year, he has helped to further the education of medical students, interns, and residents.

Paul Hebig, MD grew up in New Hope, Minnesota. He acquired his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Microbiology. He completed medical school at the University of Florida in 2004 and has interests in addiction psychiatry and teaching. He is currently a first year resident at the University of Florida, in the Department of Psychiatry.

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