Department of Psychiatric Medicine
Our department provides training in clinical and basic neurosciences, behavioral medicine
and psychiatry to students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and MS in Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Studies programs. Our faculty includes PhD-level neuroscience faculty and physician psychiatrists
who are actively involved in patient care.
Our curriculum focuses on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
in its various forms and degrees of severity. The educational content stresses that
beyond the intensity of our understanding of neuroscience, psychiatry is a very clinical
and humanistic branch of clinical medicine.
We integrate our coursework with the basic neuroscience program which addresses the
neurobiological underpinnings of mental disorders and how that understanding contributes
to the care of the mentally ill patient. Our students learn the clinical presentation
of the various mental illnesses and how to integrate osteopathic principles and practice
into the care of psychiatric patients.