4 weeks (July through January)


Our objective is to provide the senior medical student with a broad-based exposure to hospital psychiatry. Ochsner has three separate, specialized psychiatry units which provide clinical experience with acute psychiatric emergencies, addictive behavior and cognitive behavioral treatment of psychophysiologic disorders.

Course Outline

One week each may be spent on the Acute Adult Psychiatry Unit, the Addictive Behavior Unit, and on Geriatirc Service. The student participates in the treatment of the individual patients on each of these units and attends group therapy sessions and staff meetings.

The fourth week is spent on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service of Ochsner. Part of this experience includes evaluating patients for major organ transplants.

Method of Evaluation

Rating by staff psychiatry supervisors