Department of Psychiatry
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo Department of Psychiatry is an innovative community-based teaching program.
The Department of Psychiatry offers clinical experiences in treating children to geriatric patients with varying diagnoses of psychiatric conditions. In addition to working at the clinic, medical students can expect to work in community organizations like Texas Panhandle Centers and Oceans Behavoral Hospital.
To add to the clinical experience, community-based private practice psychiatrists serve as faculty preceptors and offer robust patient interaction at their respective practice locations. As a student, you can expect heavy patient contact which also includes direct teaching from attending physicians and the Regional Chair. Students also have exposure to cutting-edge technologies; such as, transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Students highly rank their experience in Psychiatry due to direct interaction with attendings, various clinical experiences, exposure to multiple psychiatric diagnoses, innovative technologies in serving rural patients with chronic mental illness and the high degree of patient interactions.