Junior Year Clerkship
Junior Psychiatry Clerkship
All students are to be provided a generalist level of knowledge, skills and attitudes in medicine. The generalist level is defined in terms of the basic "every doctor" graduating from this school. This generalist approach is adopted in the Educational Blueprint for the Indiana Initiative. That document is the Indiana University School of Medicine statement of what the graduating student should learn during four years of medical school. This is the standard encouraged for courses.
The clerkship currently has two different opportunities for students: two-thirds of the students on rotation work in an outpatient setting. The second opportunity is a rotation on an inpatient unit with three half-days spent in an outpatient setting. The goal is to provide the student with as much exposure to psychiatry seen on an outpatient basis as possible.