Fellowships & Internships from Kaiser

PA School doesn't offer you much free time, but if you are interested in health disparities, community service, health policy or post-PA program public health learning opportunities... take a few minutes to check out Kaiser's Internship/Fellowship page. Some really great opportunities!

"The database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields. The database includes fellowships located across the United States that are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals."



A New Language Called Psych

Today was the first day of my psych rotation and I was put on the consult team to start. The consult team spends most of its time in the ED interviewing new patients and deciding whether or not to admit them. The interviews are long and often times I feel like they are in another language. There is no way that I will be able to remember all of the things that I need to ask a new patients...

Resident: "Does the patient currently have a therapist?" 
Me: "I didn't ask.... I'll be right back."
Resident: "Does the patient have tactile hallucinations?"
Me: "Uh, I'll be right back."

I wish I were kidding. Perhaps by Week 3 I'll have it all down - but until then I was introduced to this wonderful cheat sheet that most of the residents use in the room with the patients. The first is my favorite, but I have attached 2 more... different strokes for different folks. Enjoy.

Documents from: www.medfools.com under the "download" section.