University of Illinois



The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine is dedicated to offering outstanding education in the basic and clinical sciences; encouraging and supporting research into the scientific foundations of psychiatry in an environment that fosters collaboration and dedication to integrity; and promoting sound, compassionate, and ethical treatment of patients.

CLER 652
Psychiatry Clerkship
Clerkship Director: Gerald M. Welch, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Linda Stone aka Mui K Lim
Office Administrator
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Reporting Time:

8:00 a.m. – Carle Forum,
Orientation - location TBD - First Monday
Sites: Carle Main Campus
602 W. University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Carle Champaign on Kirby
1813 W. Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
The Pavilion
809 West Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Presence Covenant Medical Center
1400 West Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Veterans Affairs, Illiana Health Care Center
1900 East Main Street
Danville IL 61832
Length: Six week rotation, in two blocks, each a different experience
Dates: Year round
Prerequisites: M-3 Standing
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation by preceptors and clerkship director, and NBME Subject Examination
Students Per Rotation: Between four to six students each rotation
Night Call Required: Specific to each site, may require nights and weekends
Purpose: Students learn how to understand, diagnose, and treat adults and children with psychiatric disorders. They are trained to conduct diagnostic interviews and perform comprehensive mental status examinations within a biopsychosocial framework. They learn to work with multidisciplinary teams to provide psychiatric treatment in inpatient, consult/liaison, outpatient, and emergency room settings.
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