Our objective is to provide the senior medical student with a broad-based exposure to hospital and consultation liaison psychiatry. Ochsner has multiple psychiatric units which provide clinical experience with acute psychiatric emergencies, addictive behavior and cognitive behavioral treatment of psychophysiological disorders.
Students will be assigned to units and services across the system based on availability. Requests can be made for specific sites or subspecialties and all efforts will be made to accommodate these requests. The student participates in the treatment of the individual patients on each of these units and attends group therapy sessions and staff meetings.