Psychiatry Summer Training and Research Program (P-STAR)
Each student was assigned a lab supervisor within the various labs of the P50 Conte Center Grant. With their supervisors, each student contribut to an individualized project within the lab. Link to Conte Center Projects.
Here is a list of student activities:
- Facility Tours: Facility tours occur every other week throughout the summer, and are an opportunity for students to observe active operations and/or outsourcing services offered by sites within the Hopkins system. During each tour, students enjoy a presentation by one of the facility faculty/staff members and learn about the type of work being performed and managed by the facility.
- Lunch N’ Learns: Lunch discussions with faculty members take place each week. These events are the students’ unique opportunity to meet with individuals who are involved directly with patients and their families. In order to provide a well rounded view of the clinical approach of Johns Hopkins, we asked each host to discuss his/her experiences in the clinical setting, and answer students’ questions regarding treatment and patient care.
- Journal Club Meetings: We ask one student per week to pick a journal article to present at a weekly meeting through a Power Point presentation, under the guidance of the student’s lab supervisor. Meetings are held over lunch.
- Clinical Rounds: Students also shadow physicians working in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry inpatient and outpatient units. This experience is designed to introduce students to the practice of Psychiatric Care at Johns Hopkins. Students are assigned to various adult/adolescent psychiatric units, depending on availability.
- Teaching Rounds: Students also participate in weekly clinical Teaching Rounds. Teaching Rounds provide an indepth exposure to the treatment and course of action taken for individual patients on the Schizophrenia and Mood Disorder Units. Teaching Rounds occur in an informal conference setting during which a physician in-training presents a patient to a senior doctor for further consult.
- Final Presentation: P-STAR students present their findings and experiences at the conclusion of the summer in a structured Power Point presentation. Students are encouraged to invite faculty and staff members who may have influenced their summer experiences to observe their presentations.
- Schizophrenia Annual Symposium Attendance: P-STAR students are expected to attend our annual schizophrenia center symposium for a full day of lectures and learning.
- Night Out in B’More: Students are given the option to attend an Orioles game to enjoy all that Baltimore has to offer!