Undergraduate Medical Education

In the second year of medical school, students learn important and practical principles from several lectures on many topics related to child and adolescent psychiatry.

In third and fourth years, medical students have a six-week rotation in psychiatry, with an opportunity to select a two-week-long experience in child and adolescent psychiatry. During these two weeks, medical students participate in assessments of patients and families, interprofessional discussions of current cases, and have opportunities to observe and participate in group/family therapy or education sessions for patients.

The Child and Adolescent program is privileged to have many psychiatrists and other health professionals who are enthusiastic about providing an excellent exposure to child and adolescent mental health issues. During the course of a rotation, discussions regularly include diagnostic, management, legal, and psychodynamic issues. This experience is formational for medical students who will be pursuing any practice of medicine involving young people and families.

At any time during their medical school education, students can also select to participate in an observership with one of our child and adolescent psychiatrists in a wide range of specialties, including inpatient, outpatient, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, forensic psychiatry and developmental disabilities.