Our inpatient capacity is 20 adult beds with services for consumers with acute severe mental illness, geriatric inpatient services and ECT. Services are provided to adults eighteen years and older.
Patients are referred to our unit from the Emergency Department and regional community health clinics. Our outpatient services and local psychiatrists also refer. We provide general psychiatric care on coed wards.
The inpatient wards serve as a major educational venue for our
residents and medical students. Over the course of training residents
will spend nine months on inpatient services in accordance with ACGME
requirements. Clinical training is supplemented by two hours of
individual indirect supervision per week as well as didactics and
seminars. Residents participate in two weekly case conferences, a
monthly journal club, twice a month Grand Rounds, a weekly psychiatry
survey seminar, a monthly peer education seminar, a monthly
interdisciplinary seminar addressing systems of health care, a process
group and an administrative meeting. Medical students attend these
seminars with the exception of receiving a separate lecture series. The
inpatient wards also serve as a teaching venue for second year medical
students in the Psychopathology course. For eight sessions in the fall,
140 students take turns interviewing patients on our wards under the
supervision of our faculty, fellows and senior residents.