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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jeffrey Cluver, MD


        Jeffrey Cluver, MD


Dr. Cluver completed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame where he graduated summa cum laude as a psychology and pre-med major.  He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina.  His is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Vice Chair for Education & Training.  His educational roles include being the Director of Medical Student Education, Director for the Psychiatry Clerkship and Director for the Fundamentals of Patient Care course for second, third and fourth year medical students.   He has been on the staff at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC since 2004 and was the director of the substance abuse clinic there for four years before becoming the Assistant Chief of Mental Health.  He is actively involved in the planning and implementation of education and training modules for residents and medical students in the MUSC Simulation Center, and he is the primary investigator for multiple education research projects, including a multisite study on Team Based Learning.   

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Describe potential uses of simulated patient care experiences in behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry rotations.
2.  Describe how high fidelity simulation scenarios are developed and applied in an educational setting.
3.  Discuss other potential applications of technologically advanced simulation training in the setting of medical student, resident, 
     psychology internship, or interprofessional education & training.


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