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Medical Student Electives

Below you will find 4th year medical student electives available in child adolescent psychiatry.

Students will gain a better understanding of, and proficiency in, the evaluation and mental status examination of the child psychiatric patient. Students will also gain experience and understanding in the evaluation of the family.

Supervised clinical experiences in child psychiatry include the outpatient clinic and the inpatient consultation service. Students participate with a team consisting of a psychiatric resident and psychiatric social worker. All evaluations are supervised by one of the attending child psychiatrists. Evaluations include individual assessment of the child, family evaluation, and history gathering from the school and other community agencies. The student also participates in pediatric consultations performed in the Department of Pediatrics at MMC. Students are encouraged to attend a broad array of seminars and case conferences available through the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry.

Students may apply for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry senior rotation at Maine Medical Center by completing our Application Form.
This experience is designed to improve clinical competence, attitudes, and knowledge for working with transgender and gender diverse patients. Students will learn how mental health and medical needs are addressed in a multidisciplinary setting.

This elective rotation is based at The Gender Clinic, an outpatient program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. This program is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of transgender, gender diverse and questioning youth across Northern New England. They provide treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. To learn more about the program, please visit www.MMC.org/TheGenderClinic.

During this elective, medical students will rotate with members of our multi-disciplinary team to learn about health care of gender diverse and transgender children, adolescents, young adults and their families. The student will spend time with the mental health providers of our team including LCSWs and child and adolescent psychiatrists, and with the medical team including pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine providers. Students will participate in interprofessional weekly team meetings, where challenging clinical cases and ethical dilemmas are discussed with the input of spiritual care and ethics. Students are expected to challenge their own internal and external biases and assumptions and will have a mentor within the program to support this reflection and growth. Students will be evaluated based on professionalism, medical knowledge, attitudes and their final project.

Students may apply for the Gender Clinic senior rotation at Maine Medical Center by completing our Application Form.

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