DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
PSYCHIATRY ADULT SPECIALTY SERVICES
TRI-SERVICE ADDICTION RECOVERY FACILITY CLERKSHIP
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE. One (1).
LENGTH OF ROTATIONS. Four (4) to six (6) weeks.
WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY? Yes.
LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED Third or fourth year.
TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED. Flexible start dates throughout the year.
PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.
- Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS).
- Students from other uniformed services and civilian students from mainland schools are welcome on a space-available basis from November to May (excluding December).
- All students (except USUHS and University of Hawai'i) will apply for a clerkship utilizing the form entitled “Request for Approval of Clinical Clerkship Training.”
- USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304 for clerkship request.
- The TAMC Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate rotation official upon receipt of the application and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.
- TRISARF (Tri-Service Addiction Recovery Facility) is a level 2.5, 5 week intensive outpatient substance treatment program.
- TRISARF supports mission readiness by treating those with substance related disorders. This involves group therapy, relapse prevention classes, physical fitness, individual therapy, introduction to the 12-step, and spirituality.
- Evaluate and identify Substance Use Disorders.
- Understand and educate others on the basic medical and psychiatric concerns in patients with Substance Use Disorders.
- Identify psychopathology in the context of a Substance Use Disorder diagnosis.
- Familiarization with the basic treatment of Substance Use Disorders including: 12-Step model, medical management, and other therapeutic modalities.
FREQUENCY OF CALL.
- Each student will take 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. short call with a resident once each week.
- Weekends will be free of obligation.
REQUIRED READINGS. There will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen on the service.
- Each student is expected to attend all Service conferences, to include morning report, noon lectures, after-clinic rounds, and Journal Club.
- Department Grand Rounds are also included in these expectations along with the opportunity to attend other selected service.
- The student will give one 20-minute presentation on a selected topic.
HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?
- The student's evaluation will be based on performance on both emergency and general adult inpatient experiences.
- This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.