Erie County Medical Center

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This facility gives you extensive patient exposure: You will participate in 30 to 50 procedures and assess 15 to 25 patients while on the service. You will have opportunities to follow patients’ progress from assessment through recovery.

Patients come from both inpatient and outpatient settings. Most have a mood disorder diagnosis.

Patient Population

  • approximately 75 percent female
  • mostly middle-class
  • 90 percent Caucasian
  • 5 percent African-American
  • 5 percent other ethnicities