Sunday, 4 October 2009

Fwd: Department of Psychiatry looking for volunteer patients



Dear CREST group,

My department is looking for volunteers to help with their final examination procedures. Please see below for further details.

All the best, Erin.


Would you like to participate in the Department of Psychiatry's Final Examinations?
$40 honorarium

As part of the qualifying process to become a psychiatrist, doctors are required to complete an examination of a patient and present the findings to two examiners. This year the examinations are on Friday October 9th, Thursday October 15th and Friday October 16th and they run from 8 am until 4pm.
If you volunteer you will be introduced to the examinee and the two examiners at a specific, previously agreed time and the examinee will complete a standard assessment for 50 minutes (just like your first visit to a psychiatrist or hospital covering your current and previous symptoms, past and current treatment, your physical health, your family history and your work history) with one examiner sitting in the room with you and the other watching through a one-way mirror. There is no physical examination or testing as part of this process. At the end of 50 minutes you are free to leave. A cash honorarium of $40 will be given to you at the end of the examination.
If you are interested in participating in these examinations please call Dr Fleming on 604-822-7846 and leave a message stating your name, your phone number and that you wish to volunteer for the examinations.




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Dr. Erin E. Michalak
Assistant Professor
MSFHR Scholar & CIHR New Investigator
Postdoctoral Coordinator, FOM, UBC
Mood Disorders Centre
Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1

Tel: 604 827 3393
Fax: 604 822 7922