University Medical Center
University Medical Center (UMC) is Southern Nevada’s major acute care, not-for-profit teaching hospital providing inpatient and outpatient health care services. The Medical Center is licensed for 508 beds.
The hospital serves as the state’s major clinical campus, training doctors who someday will staff hospitals and clinics throughout the state. Because of its alliance with the School of Medicine and other affiliated university programs, UMC is recognized as providing the most extensive and complete teaching programs for physicians and nurses in Southern Nevada. Residents spend two months in Neurology, three months in Internal Medicine, and one month in Emergency Medicine in PGY-1. In PGY-2, they spend four months on consult/liaison psychiatry.
In PGY-4, seniors take on an administrative rotation for the consult-liaison service, supervising PGY-2 residents, School of Medicine medical students, as well as visiting residents and medical students on elective rotations.
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Service (SNAMHS) provides outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care. The outpatient medication clinic facilities are located throughout Las Vegas and focus on providing mental health services to uninsured Nevada residents. Services include clinic visits for psychiatric assessments, follow up visits, medication management, depot shots, and psychotherapy. As a PGY-3 and PGY-4, you will spend 1-2 days per week at an assigned site providing continuity of care to your patient load.
The SNAMHS inpatient Rawson Neal Hospital is a 190-bed facility, providing acute short term and long term psychiatric inpatient treatment for adults with serious mental disorders for uninsured Nevada residents. Psychiatric emergency services at Rawson Neal are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a 30-beds Psychiatric Emergency Observation Unit for people who may require extended evaluation.
Other available programs: Psychosocial Rehabilitation - provides outpatient assistance to obtain and maintain quality of life through employment and consumer advocacy; Case Management – case managers support individuals in managing symptoms of their mental disorder as well as linking and referring them to appropriate community resources; Residential Programs – provide a range of community housing and assisted living options for individuals with serious mental disorder; C.A.U.S.E. – Consumers Against Unfair Stigma Through Education, a non-profit consumer run organization providing support and advocacy for people with mental disorders.
PGY-1 residents receive six months of training in Inpatient Adult Psychiatry. PGY-2 residents will receive two months training in the Psychiatric Emergency Unit. PGY-3 residents spend two days per week in the outpatient clinic setting. PGY-4 residents can elect to incorporate SNAMHS outpatient clinical experience for continuity of care. PGY-4’s also have the option of structuring elective time with the PACT Team to provide assertive community mental health care.
V.A. Southern Nevada Healthcare System
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) Mental Health Service Line/Psychiatry Service consists of the following program components: Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic Services, Social Work, Psychology/Counseling, Neuropsychological testing, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program (ADTP), PTSD Program, a 14-bed Inpatient Voluntary Psychiatry Unit at The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Community Based Outreach Clinic for Homeless Veterans, and the Chaplain Service. A new North Las Vegas VA Medical Center opened in August 2012 further expanded available mental health services to veterans. Services provided by the above programs include but are not limited to: diagnostic services, treatments, consultations, rehabilitation, referrals, and other dispositions. There is an adequate number of qualified staff, appropriate facilities and equipment to enable eligible veterans to receive the necessary and appropriate level of care. 5% of the patient population is WWII cohort, 5% from the Korean War, 5% post-Korean, 15% from Vietnam, 20% Vietnam Era, 30% post-Vietnam, 10% first Gulf War, 5% post-Gulf War (first), and 5% Iraq/Afghanistan. Female veterans comprise 7% of the patient population enrolled in Mental Health Programs.
Residents spend three months on Inpatient Adult Psychiatry during PGY-2 and two days per week during PGY-3 in assigned outpatient clinics. PGY-4 electives are available in inpatient, outpatient clinical settings, telepsychiatry, administrative duties, and research.
Seven Hills Hospital
Seven Hills Hospital is an active private hospital within the Las Vega area which provides care to a large number of patients. It has multiple subspecialty programs housed at the facility in addition to a new outpatient care center. Residents spend time in the PGY2 year at this facility rotating on a substance abuse treatment unit.
Desert Willow Hospital
Desert Willow Hospital is the state facility for child and adolescent psychiatry. Residents are paired with fellows on the inpatient service focused on the evaluation and care of child and adolescent patients. Additionally, a residential level of care is available onsite.
Training Locations for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Fellows of the UNLV CAP Fellowship rotate through both the acute and residential treatment center units of our state hospital for psychiatrically ill youth, Desert Willow Treatment Center, serve youth in our county hospital ER and inpatient units at University Medical Center, through our consult liaison service, have extensive training in outpatient clinical services within a multidisciplinary ambulatory clinic at Healthy Minds, and also train at our university’s multi-specialty clinic for youth with neurodevelopment disorders, the Ackerman Center for Autism.