The SIU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Adult Psychiatry provides training and education in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning for adults 18 years and older, provided in accord with the SIU Medicine Mission Statement.
Medical students and physician assistant students from SIU School of Medicine, nursing students, research interns, and psychiatry residents rotate through the adult services inpatient, outpatient, and ancillary services, participating in contextual and didactic education in the interview, examination, and treatment management of all psychiatric syndromes. Inpatient, ECT, and emergency experiences occur at our two partner hospitals, Memorial Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital. Memorial Medical Center also provides a partial hospitalization program through which our trainees and faculty rotate.
In our outpatient clinic, trainees refine their skills at diagnosis, medication management, neuromodulatory treatments, and psychotherapy. A number of specialty clinics further enhance the educational experience and clinical care provided. The Treatment Resistant Disorder clinic is designed to provide diagnosis and treatment recommendations for patients with resistant mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders referred for consultation from outside primary care and specialty providers. This clinic also serves as a mechanism for trainees to participate in neuromodulatory treatments including Electroconvulsive Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and other innovative approaches to treatment resistant disorders. Residents also participate in a geriatric psychiatry rotation, as well as a Special Needs Clinic designed to provide psychiatric services to adult patients with psychiatric or behavioral disorders co-morbid with intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
The multifaceted clinical learning environment for the SIU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Adult Psychiatry is supervised by our faculty psychiatrists.