Given the high incidence of emotional, neuropsychiatric and cognitive problems in medical settings, the Section of Psychiatry and Medicine provides a highly developed clinical and academic training program for residents and medical students. Psychiatry and Medicine has a site for the core clerkship in psychiatry required for medical students enrolled at Rush Medical College. Additionally, there is an elective for senior students on the psychiatry and medicine service.
Attending physicians provide education for medical, neurological, psychiatric, internal medicine/psychiatric and obstetrical/gynaecological residents to assist them in managing emotional, neuropsychiatric and cognitive problems in the setting in which they train.
For all trainees, rigorous individual and group supervision of patient care, case conferences and careful evaluation of evidence-based literature are provided. Ongoing feedback and evaluation of all resident and medical student trainees is essential component of their education.
Until the advent of the combined residency training program in internal medicine and psychiatry in 1995, Rush had offered a fellowship training program in psychosomatic medicine for 18 years. With the recently added qualification in psychosomatic medicine, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, we are considering reopening the psychosomatic fellowship.