Courses

Introduction to Psychiatry (MS1)

This two-week psychiatry course focuses on the neural substrate of mental illnesses and their clinical manifestations and treatment, providing a mixture of lectures, small groups, and practicum. 

Behavioral Medicine (MS1)

This preclinical course provides first-year medical students with an understanding of the substantial contribution of human behavior in the etiology and course of disease. The weekly semester-long course also helps students develop skills in lifestyle modification, particularly communication approaches like motivational interviewing. 

Mini-Electives (MS1-2)

These elective experiences allow students to explore a range of psychiatry-related topics, including mindfulness, mind-body medicine, and motivational interviewing.

Boot Camp:  Psychiatry Track (MS4)

This month-long course gives students a chance to revisit core psychiatry knowledge and skills just prior to the transition to residency, using classroom-based didactics, practice, and individualized learning plans.  The psychiatry track is one of six, paired up with general medical sessions around acute care, communication, and professional development skills. 


Have questions regarding our medical student courses? Please contact Alexis Harris.  

Medical Student Education