ELECT EFAMT - Study in Addiction Medicine
COURSE DIRECTOR(S): Tammy Baudoin, M.D. PHONE: 318.675.5347
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): David Boyle, Ph.D.
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks CONTACT: Melissa Joy Reger
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSUHSC at Monroe
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2 Contact Megan Moore for Housing ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All 318.330.7650 / email@example.com COURSE CODE: EFAMT
Students will develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of chemically dependent patients.
• Students will identify methods of detoxification and general medical care associated with acute and chronic chemically dependent patients.
• Students will identify current methods of treating chemical dependency, including both in-patient and out-patient modalities.
• Students will identify the pharmacological basis and physiologic consequences of chemical dependence.
• Students will identify the basic principles used in counseling the families of chemically dependent patients.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
Students will be an active member of the Addiction Team in the hospital and in the Family Practice Center. They will perform detailed substance abuse histories (including acute and chronic physiological consequences of addiction) and discharge planning (including referral procedures for out-patient treatment). Students will also rotate at a local addiction treatment facility where they will participate in treatment planning and participate in daily individual and group therapies with the patients and staff. Supervision will be provided by LSUHSC faculty.
There will be no call duty.
As appropriate to the subject matter.
Housing is provided for students.