Third Year Psychiatry Clerkship

General Information

Location Instructor
University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry Mike Marcangelo, MD 
University of Chicago
Department of Psychiatry 

Marie Tobin, MD

Mike Marcangelo, MD

ENH Northshore

Marcia Sawa, MD

Ravi Valluripalli, MD

Ingalls Hospital

Zehra Aftab, MD

Carolyn Shima, MD

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  1. Perform a psychiatric evalutation on a new patient.
  2. Document that evaluation as a History and Physical.
  3. Present that evaluation orally as a seven to ten minute case.
  4. Evaluate document (as a SOAP notes), and present (for thirty seconds to three minutes) follow-up cases on rounds each day.
  5. Become familiar with the diagnosis of all other psychiatric disorders.
  6. Become familiar with the diagnosis of all other psychiatric disorders.
  7. Develop a strong working knowledge of psychopharmacology, including the indications for each medication and their side effects.
  8. Become adept at assessing and addressing sucidality.

    Conditions that will be covered duirng your clerkship by observation, lectures, or reading are as follows:

    Major Depressive Disorder
    Anxiety Disorder
    Substance Abuse
    Personality Disorder
    Bipolar Disorder
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Panic Disorder
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Obsessive-Comulsive Disorder
    Alcohol Dependence
    Drug Dependence
    Somatization Disorder
    Conversion Disorder
    Facitious Disorder
    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Conduct Disorder
    Tic Disorder
    Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Bulimia Nervosa
    Borderline Personality Disorder
    Antisocial Personality Disorder

Required Activities

You will have inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room, and in some instances, psychiatric consultation-liaison experience. There will be opportunities for patient responsibility under supervision. Specific activities, including case write-ups and case presentations will be outlined at the orientation session at each site.  Students are assigned to outpatient clinics as indicated on individualized schedules. Students are expected to leave their inpatient or consultation-liaison activities at the assigned times in order to fulfill their outpatient responsibilities.


We utilize three different clinical sites for the bulk of the training of medical students during their psychiatry clerkship.  These are the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (UC), Ingalls Memorial Hospital (ING), and Northshore (ENH); at UC, there are 2 sites - 1) Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Ingalls Hospital, 2) Adult Consult-Liason Psychiatry. Prior to each rotation, students are emailed to ask whether they have a preference for a particular site, and we accommodate as many requests as we can. 


Planned absences must be arranged BEFORE the rotation begins. Contact Mrs. Brandy Tyrpin, who will also refer you to your primary attending in order to allow for make-up work on your assigned service. For emergency absences, please notify your clinical supervisor also.

Personal Issues

Some students experience particular discomfort on the psychiatry rotation because of current or past personal or family psychiatric illness on which the work with psychiatric patients focuses increased attention. Please let the clerkship director, Dr. Michael Marcangelo, know so that we can help you navigate this experience.