Atrium Health building for psychiatry rotationThe courses include Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Emergency Psychiatry. During each 4-week course students will have the opportunity to work directly with their preceptors to completed psychiatric evaluations and treatment plans.

On the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry course, students will work with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat patients in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry course includes outpatient medication management, Partial Hospitalization Program and working with the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service at the Levine Children’s Hospital. The Community Psychiatry course gives students exposure to a variety of mental health community services including working with an ACT team, adult Partial Hospitalization Program and the substance use disorders. This course also includes spending 2 weeks at the Hopeway residential treatment facility.

The Consultation Liaison Psychiatry course is a course in which students will work in the medical hospital setting on the adult Consultation and Liaison service along with their preceptor and a multidisciplinary team. The Emergency Psychiatry course is an opportunity for students to work in the Behavioral Health Charlotte psychiatric emergency department. Students will be assigned to various shifts and will work with multiple preceptors during their time in the ED, treating a variety of psychiatric emergencies.

Courses Offered:

Inpatient Adult Psychiatry AI - Charlotte 4AIM311
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Charlotte 4PSY13
Consult-Liaison Psychiatry - Charlotte 4PSY12
Emergency Room Psychiatry AI - Charlotte 4AIM312
Outpatient Community Psychiatry - Charlotte 4PSY11

Why Choose Wake Forest?

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte is an exciting place for future and practicing healthcare professionals. Located in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities, we offer an array of innovative and well-rounded curricula backed by top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated technology and clinical research, while maintaining a tight-knit community feel. Consequently, our highly integrated, best-in-class services and medical groups are world-renowned while maintaining a community hospital feel. As a leader in healthcare, our educational programs consistently prepare clinicians for success in the evolving healthcare environment.

The clerkships at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte offer

  • One-on-one attention with attending and resident physicians
  • Top-ranked clerkships
  • High patient volume, small learner count
  • State-of-the-art simulation center, where learners practice procedures and care of the acutely ill patient
  • Diverse learning experiences
  • Organization that is dedicated to quality, community and innovation

Diversity and Inclusion

Wake Forest University School of Medicine believes that the intentional pursuit of a workforce that is both inclusive and diverse is vital in the development of the sharpest minds in medicine. We want to develop providers who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to tackle the complex world of healthcare.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education, and compassionate patient care. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated not-for-profit healthcare system with over 70,000 teammates at nearly 40 hospitals and 900 care locations. With locations throughout the Carolinas as well as Georgia, Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine.