Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Savannah Campus
Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Mercer University School of Medicine. The Psychiatry Clerkship is a six week program that furthers the mission of the department to advance the knowledge base of psychiatry and behavioral science through research; to apply the knowledge of psychiatry and behavioral science through the provision of clinical services to the community with a high degree of excellence.
- The student will develop competency in psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
- The student will develop knowledge and skills that will assist in recognizing and treating psychiatric illness in primary care, emergency, and other non-psychiatric settings.
- The student will develop interview skills and skills in developing therapeutic alliances with patients.
- The student will develop the knowledge base necessary to pass USMLE steps 2 and 3 and to obtain the core knowledge in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences that is considered necessary to the practice of medicine.
Stephen S. Yost, D.O.