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Psychiatry Clerkship: 150 Biggest Mistakes And How To Avoid Them (Clerkship Mistakes) Paperback – May 30, 2005

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ISBN-13: 978-0972556156 ISBN-10: 097255615X Edition: 1st

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Editorial Reviews


A student who reads this prior to starting the psychiatry clerkship will be primed for an excellent experience. -- Timothy K. Wolff, MD, Psychiatry Clerkship Coordinator and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, March 4, 2005

A very useful and straightforward book that will successfully guide medical students through not only the psychiatry rotation ... -- Anita Afzali, Third Year Medical Student, University of Washington, March 4, 2005

The authors provide an astonishing amount of practical wisdom in easily understandable and readable prose. -- Glenn O. Gabbard, MD, Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, December 23, 2004

From the Author

There are many books on the market focusing on the factual information you need to know for the psychiatry clerkship. While this information is certainly important for success on the clerkship, it doesn’t actually prepare you for doing the rotation. These books fail to teach you how to approach patients, maintain your safety, and build rapport with patients. They don’t prepare you for the usual daily activities of the rotation, such as rounding and writing notes. These are skills that each of us has had to develop, usually by making mistakes and having them corrected by our former residents and attendings. In writing Psychiatry Clerkship: 150 Biggest Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, we thought of all of the mistakes that we made on our psychiatry clerkships and continue to see students make in our current roles as psychiatric residents and attending. In addition to pointing out these common mistakes, we offer advice on how to avoid making them yourself. We hope that you will be able to learn from our missteps and those of your predecessors and not be doomed to repeat them. By avoiding the errors made by most students (and perhaps by your fellow students who haven’t read this book), you are certain to stand out on your rotation.

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Product Details

  • Series: Clerkship Mistakes
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Md2b; 1 edition (May 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097255615X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972556156
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,849,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Psychiatry Clerkship: 150 Biggest Mistakes and How to Avoid Them is a quick easy read that bestows valuable general-purpose advice and presents clear-cut, "must-know" practical information to honor your psychiatry core.
The "write-ups" section is particularly useful for formal case write ups, especially the "checklists". They provide a good way to ensure all pertinent information is obtained to make a complete, well thought-out formulation with an accurate assessment.
The Appendix C "Must Know" Reviews gives a quick solid description of the absolute essentials to know for psychiatry. The overviews with charts are clear and easy to use. The criteria are broken down to the "bare bones" allowing for rapid understanding and classification. Despite its simplicity, it proved to maintain its clinical accuracy and usefulness.
The Appendix F Comprehensive Interview Template portion contains major disorder basic screening questions gives a guaranteed framework for asking the most important questions. The Mental Status Exam portion includes check boxes of descriptive terms and provides a nice backbone to properly communicate an assessment in a quick and effortless yet precise and accurate fashion.
Lastly, Appendix G Global Assessment of Functioning offers a straightforward way of interpreting the patient's level of impairment on the mental-health continuum.
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