Psychiatry Student Interest Group

Participation in the Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PsychSIG) provides opportunities for students to integrate psychiatry-focused learning experiences in the classroom and in the field with their ongoing medical education at UW SMPH. Three to four times each semester, students will meet with psychiatrists &/or psychiatry residents in panel, presentation, &/or discussion-format to learn about the field, its subspecialties, and exciting clinical work and research that takes place at this campus. Shadowing and mentorship opportunities will be made available with physicians for students to gain valuable hands-on clinical experience at the UW hospital’s inpatient unit or the outpatient clinic in the UW Research Park. Students are encouraged to explore all sub-specialties (e.g., Child/Adolescent, Geriatric, Forensic, Addiction, Sleep, Sports) and can receive guidance about success in medical school, opportunities for research experience (e.g., Shapiro Program), and the approach to a residency in psychiatry.