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Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 460–463 | Cite as

Student-Run Clinics: A Novel Approach to Integrated Care, Teaching and Recruitment

  • Liza I. MishanEmail author
  • Dianna Dragatsi
Brief Report

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the educational impact of incorporating a psychiatry consult service into a medical student-run clinic. In November 2014, a psychiatry consult service was introduced at the Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic located in Harlem, New York. From September 2015 to January 2016, surveys (Qualtrics) were then distributed to student members of the clinic. Surveys assessed how the psychiatric consult service impacted students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes about psychiatry. According to survey results (83.8% response rate, n = 31), 100% of students at CHHMP agreed that the psychiatry consult service is a useful addition to the clinic, and 94% agreed that the service helped increase their perceived knowledge of psychiatry. Survey results suggest that having a psychiatry consult service at a student-run clinic is a beneficial educational model in increasing medical students’ perceived knowledge and comfort with psychiatry.

Keywords

Student-run clinics Integrated care Community psychiatry 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Melissa R. Arbuckle, MD, PhD and Deborah L. Cabaniss, MD of the Scholarly Projects in Education Group.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University Medical Center, NY-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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