Addiction Psychiatry - PSYH 544
University of Maryland
Description and Goals:
This medical student elective provides an intensive clinical experience in a broad spectrum of substance abuse programs. The goals are:
To provide each medical student with an intensive clinical experience selected from a variety of substance abuse treatment sites;
To familiarize each medical student with the diverse patient population in substance abuse;
To familiarize medical students with the multiple levels of care involved in treating patients with substance use disorders, including the primary care setting;
To introduce to each medical student the important role-played by physicians in the treatment of substance abuse.
Multiple sites according to interest and availability:
UMMS Substance Abuse Consultation/Liaison Service (includes general hospital and Shock Trauma)
UMMS Substance abuse programs (women’s program, acupuncture, Suboxone)
UMB drug treatment center (methadone treatment, intensive outpatient treatment program.)
Baltimore VAMC (intensive outpatient, methadone, Suboxone, outpatient)
Tuerk House (residential treatment)
Mountain Manor (adolescent addiction)
*Other sites are available, to be arranged by request and interest.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 9-52
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No
Chris Welsh, M.D.
Constance N. Lacap, D.O.
Last Revision: July 23, 2013