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Our Clerkship Program

Psychiatry Clerkship/Psychiatry Electives
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Bldg TU3
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-3187
Name: Rachel Kuch-Cecconi, MD, Clerkship Director
Email: [email protected]
Psychiatry Clerkship - Binghamton
Binghamton General Hospital
10 Mitchell Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
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Phone: 607 762-2200
Fax: 607 777-4192
Name: Dr. Purushothaman Muthukanagaraj, Site Director
Email: [email protected]

The Psychiatry Clerkship is a five week course designed to provide medical students with the experiences and material necessary to become acquainted with and proficient in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with mental illness and preparing for associated exams.

Students will be assigned to one or more of the following locations: Inpatient Service at Hutchings Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, Upstate at Community General Hospital or Veterans' Hospital; Consultation Liaison Service, or Outpatient Services at University Hospital, Hutchings Psychiatric Center, or Veterans' Hospital; he students will also have additional experiences while On-Call in the evenings and some weekends. Students interested in working with children and adolescents will be offered that opportunity. In addition, there are case conferences, grand rounds and the opportunity to observe children and adolescents being evaluated.

Through these experiences, students are expected to learn and use the DSM-V diagnostic system and provide adequate psychopharmacological interventions and supportive psychotherapy with a diverse patient population.

Dr. Dewan using a case-based approach to teach

Dr. Mantosh Dewan (who now serves as President of SUNY Upstate Medical University) using a case-based approach to teach our psychiatry clerkship students.