Medical Student Electives
The Department of Psychiatry provides Northeastern Ohio
with a major psychiatric center, and offers a unique combination of academic
excellence with a high level of public service. A full range of psychiatric
services is made available to a highly diverse patient population. Teaching
wards admit over 25,000 patients per year to the Medical Center Campus, over 600
to the inpatient psychiatry unit, while outpatient visits number approximately
28,000 annually. From an academic perspective, the Department is dedicated to
high standards of treatment, teaching, and research.
Among the top rated medical schools in the country, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in psychiatric
education. The faculty at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical
Center are full-time academicians whose primary activity involves the teaching
and supervision of psychiatric residents.
The Program is well structured, broad, and highly diversified. The faculty
are experts in a variety of psychiatric subspecialties: addiction psychiatry,
psychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, child and adolescent
psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, mental retardation, consultation-liaison and
biological research. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of psychodynamics and
psychobiology. This dual approach is explicitly integrated into the didactic and
clinical curriculum of the Program. The teaching methodology is elaborately
structured to provide the psychiatrist-in-training with a solid foundation in
medical and psychological concepts of abnormal behavior.
The Division of Education within the Department sponsors intensive clinical
teaching for junior and senior medical students, which has made MetroHealth
Medical Center a preferred teaching site.