General Medical Neuropsychology Rotation - Rhode Island Hospital
Faculty Supervisor(s): Geoffrey Tremont, PhD, ABPP-CN, Jennifer Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN, & Seth Margolis, PhD
Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) is a private, non-profit hospital located in Providence, RI. It is the largest general acute hospital in the state with over 700 acute-care hospital beds. RIH is the Level-1 Trauma Center for southeastern New England. RIH provides comprehensive health services for adult with pediatric care provided at Hasbro Children’s Hospital located on the campus. RIH is the principal teaching hospital for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
The Neuropsychology Program is housed in the Physicians Office Building on the RIH campus about 100 feet from the main hospital building. The program provides outpatient and inpatient consultation services. The program receives referrals from Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Stroke Center, Neuro-oncology, Movement Disorders Program, Transplant, and the Multiple Sclerosis Program as well as from community medical providers. This rotation emphasizes the role of the neuropsychologist in a general medical setting. The rotation involves outpatient assessment of patients with a broad range of presenting problems, including dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, stroke, psychiatric conditions, and other medical disorders. The resident will also cover the inpatient consultation service one day per week. This service includes bedside clinical interviewing, assessments, and report writing for patients with acute mental status changes, including delirium, stroke, brain injury, or complicated general medical conditions. The clinical psychology resident will present cases at interdisciplinary Alzheimer’s disease and movement disorders (Deep Brain Stimulation Program) conferences. Opportunities within our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program include pre- and post-surgical evaluations, Wada testing, and interdisciplinary case conference presentations. Participation in intraoperative cortical language mapping procedures with patients undergoing brain tumor resection may also be available. [Due to COVID-19 precautions, portions of outpatient neuropsychological evaluations (interviews & feedback sessions) may be conducted virtually. This is subject to change based on statewide metrics of infection rates.]