OHSU

Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in elective opportunities with the OHSU Department of Psychiatry.

Visiting student electives may be available in the Department of Psychiatry during the visiting student rotation blocks designated by the OHSU School of Medicine. Interested students should complete the OHSU School of Medicine Application Process and review the Visiting Student Elective Information below. Students who are accepted for a visiting rotation will be contacted via email once the application review process is complete.

Application Information

OHSU School of Medicine Application Process

 

Electives

Course

PSYC 707B

Community Psychiatry

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ongoing seminars and community training experiences through the Community Psychiatry Training Program. The seminars include an introduction to community mental health, patterns of mental illness, the nature of mental health delivery systems, mental health consultation, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and issues of law and psychiatry. This elective may be arranged as a part-time seminar experience or a full-time rotation involving seminars, assigned readings, and placement in a community mental health center. The Public Psychiatry Training Program staff will provide supervision.

PSYC 709B

Geropsychiatry

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
This elective consists of a combination of selected readings and practical experiences, including attendance at consultation rounds, a geriatric clinic, and a nursing home.

PSYC 709C

Inpatient Psychiatry

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
This elective is designed for those students who, having already completed their psychiatric clerkship, wish to gain further clinical experience. Experience includes a program of guided reading, patient interviewing, and patient follow-up for treatment.

PSYC 709D

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (OHSU)


PSYCH 709E

Consult Liaison Psychiatry (VA)

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students see patients and make clinical rounds daily with the Psychiatric Consult Service at OHSU or the VA.

PSYC 701A

Rehabilitation Psychiatry Research

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students have the opportunity in this elective to plan a time-limited project or to be a part of a longitudinal project determining the effectiveness of community treatment, social and vocational adaptation, and quality of life of chronic mental patients living in the community. The Research Elective Request form must be signed off by the faculty member, department clerkship coordinator and the ESDA office prior to starting. Please email Dr. Norwood Knight-Richardson (knightri@ohsu.edu) and Kathryn Brant (brantk@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date

PSYC 7011

Functional MRI

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
This elective has two forms, one for students who want to better understand the process of doing research with fMRI and another for students who are interested in pursuing an academic research career in neuroimaging. The general format of the elective is similar in both tracks, but the academic research approach would be more intensive and require more attention to the mathematical and physical underpinnings of the technique than the educational track. Once registered, please email Dr. Hoffman (hoffmanw@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date. If you elect to work with me you will: 1. Learn the basic principles of how MRI images are formed. 2. Learn to run current protocols on the MRI scanner. 3. Assist with the psychiatric evaluation of subjects entering fMRI protocols. 4. Learn to analyze fMRI data using one of the common software packages. 5. Develop a working understanding of the statistical methods and problems that are specific to fMRI. Depending on your interests and goals, you could also: 1. Review the literature about a topic of interest that involves neuroimaging and help write a review article (this is harder than it sounds). 2. Participate in an individualized project that is an offshoot of one of my funded projects and help write a paper when it is complete. 3. Take a course in fMRI (there are several offered, although the MGH course is very highly thought of). 4. Pursue directed reading in more advanced math and physics that are necessary underpinnings to doing independent research in psychiatric neuroimaging. You will complete as many basic tasks as can be accomplished in a one-month elective. More ambitious projects might be more time consuming, so if you are interested in this option, talk to me as soon as possible so that you can get a head start on the administrative requirements to do research at the VA and OHSU. The Research Elective Request form must be signed off by the faculty member, department clerkship coordinator and the ESDA office prior to starting.

PSYC 705E

Administrative Psychiatry

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students are involved in administration or in a research project at the Division of Mental Health. They spend two days/week at the office of Mental Health Services in Salem, in addition to taking four hours of seminars at OHSU. Please email Dr. Norwood Knight-Richardson (knightri@ohsu.edu) and Kathryn Brant (brantk@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date.

PSYC 709K

Intercultural Psychiatry Program

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students observe and participate in patient care, treatment, socialization center activities, and faculty research with refugee and immigrant patients. Once registered, please email Dr. Boehnlein (boehnlei@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date.

PSYC 709M

Sleep Disorders

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students evaluate patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep related movement disorders and will receive some exposure to polysomnography. Please note this is a 2 week, full-time elective. Once registered, please email Dr. Hagen (hagench@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date. 

PSYC 709P

Sub-I

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students are assigned to a VA or OHSU inpatient treatment team. The student is the primary contact with the patients on their team, with the second year resident and attending providing supervision on a wide range of patients encountered in acute inpatient psychiatry. Once registered, if assigned to OHSU, please email Dr. Blekic (blekica@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date. If assigned to the VA, please email Dr. Buboltz (buboltzm@ohsu.edu) at least one month prior to the elective start date.

PSYC 709X

Special Elective

4 weeks
6 credits
any term
prereq: PSYC 720
Students must make special arrangements with a faculty member and the department for an individual program of study. The Special Elective Request form must be signed off by the faculty member, department clerkship coordinator and the ESDA office prior to starting. Arrangements must be completed at least one month prior to the elective start date. 

 

Please Note

Acceptance for a visiting student elective does not guarantee an interview for residency.