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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Dave BeckertDavid Beckert, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Residency Training

843-792-1414 phone for appointments
843-792-6894 fax

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Beckert is a graduate of Penn State University, earning a BS in Biology with Honors in 2002. He completed his MD from the University of Virginia in 2006. He then came to the Medical University of South Carolina, where he completed his general psychiatry residency training in 2010. He served as a Chief Resident in his senior year, and was awarded the Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Award, a peer selected award, in recognition of professional achievement, dedication, and scholarship. Following his residency, he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor, where he is currently employed.

Dr. Beckert has been involved in several areas of interest throughout his medical schooling, residency education, and current faculty appointment. He has been very active in education, supervising both medical students and residents on clinical rotations, teaching medical students in small groups, and serving as the Assistant Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He has been involved in various aspects of clinical work as well, covering adult inpatient services, consult-liaison and emergency services, and adult outpatient services. The settings for his clinical work include the Medical University of South Carolina Institute of Psychiatry, the MUSC Counseling and Psychological Services center, the Charleston-Dorchester County Community Mental Health Center, the National Crime Victims center, and the Colleton Medical Center. Exposure and involvement in this unique mix of settings helps Dr. Beckert play an active role in inter-agency cooperation and gain experience in a variety of roles. This mix also allows him to provide excellent clinical care to a wide variety of patients, ranging from students affected with mental illness to clients in the local community who are severely and persistently mentally ill.

Dr. Beckert is also an active member of the American Psychiatric Association. He joined this organization as a member when he was a medical student, maintaining membership through residency and into his early career professional development, and participating in the local Low Country South Carolina chapter. He was recently elected to serve as the South Carolina representative to the national Assembly of the APA, starting in 2012, for a two year term. He is also a member of the Disasters and Terrorism Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and has helped organize and co-author several chapters in “Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment”, published in 2011. Currently, he is working on a project to turn parts of this publication into an online training that will be sponsored by the APA. He has presented posters and workshops at various national conferences and meetings throughout his experience as a medical student, resident, and early career psychiatrist.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Adult inpatient & outpatient services, consult-liaison and emergency psychiatry

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