Medical Students

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is a core clinical training site for the third-year psychiatry clerkship for students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, learning from our residents and faculty. Applications for fourth-year medical student sub-internship rotations are handled directly through the David Geffen Medical School at UCLA’s office for visiting students. Please note that though our faculty and residents are always glad to contribute to the education of the students who are placed on our clinical services, our residency program has no involvement in the process for reviewing or accepting visiting fourth-year medical students for sub-internships or elective rotations.  Please review requirements for each rotation as specified on UCLA’s website: For specific questions about any of the following rotations, please contact the appropriate Student Coordinator.

Psychosomatic Medicine/C&L Psychiatry at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

The psychosomatic medicine service at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center provides inpatient psychiatric evaluations to the medical, surgical, pediatric, and OB/GYN departments. The scope of services includes psychiatric diagnostic evaluations using a biopsychosocial approach; management of agitation and behavioral problems; treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis; capacity evaluations; and assisting primary medical teams applying for power 3200 and probate conservatorship.  The HIV psychiatry clinic provides biopsychosocial evaluations and treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS and co-morbid psychiatric disorders.  Students in this clinic also assess suicide risk in newly diagnosed HIV patients and provide psychoeducation and supportive therapy.

Student Coordinator:  Deneen Ray  ph: (747) 210-3613

Emergency Psychiatry at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Room (PER) provides evaluation, stabilization, and treatment for acutely psychiatrically ill adult and pediatric patients who come from the largest catchment area in Los Angeles County. Students in this course will provide direct clinical care for patients while working under the direct supervision of teaching faculty.

Student Coordinator:  Deneen Ray  ph: (747) 210-3613

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