Clinical Clerkship in Pediatric Psycho-oncology (PSY-150)


The assessment of psychological symptoms and the diagnosis and management of common psychiatric syndromes seen in children and adolescents with cancer will be taught to students in the context of patients and families seen by the child psychiatry staff in the pediatric oncology setting. The student will be given familiarity with liaison issues, a continuity consultation model, and problems of pediatric oncology staff in dealing with children who have cancer and their families. Basic theories of child and adolescent psychiatry, family systems work, and consultation liaison psychiatry will be reviewed accompanied by hands-on exposure to and study of inpatient and outpatient pediatric oncology as a social system.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

Psychiatry clerkship

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
K (May 1 - May 26)