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Med Students: Learn more about psychiatry at VCU Summer Institute, Jul 8-13 2012

on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 04:32


OVERVIEW: The purpose of the Summer Institute in Psychiatry for Medical Students hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is to provide medical students with an exciting and intensive experience in Psychiatry, covering topics that are of interest to trainees, but may not be presented in a traditional curriculum. The Institute will consist of seminars and clinical experiences provided by nation- ally and internationally known experts in the field of Psychiatry. Students will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of the program.

Registration now closed for Philadelphia PsychSIGN conference

on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 03:35

Thanks to the overwhelming response, we have had almost 100 respondents register for the PsychSIGN National Conference in Philadelphia! Registration is now closed, but if you still have great interest in attending the PsychSIGN conference, e-mail our national chair, Jill Welte, at to be placed on a waiting list as space becomes available. First-come, first-served.

Don't forget that you can also register for attendance at the American Psychiatric Association national conference as well!

Register now! FREE med student PsychSIGN 2012 Conference, 5/4-5/6, Philadelphia

on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 21:36

UPDATE: Registration now closed due to overwhelming demand; please e-mail to request to be on the wait-list! -steve

The PsychSIGN board has been working hard at planning this year's 7th Annual PsychSIGN National Conference in Philadelphia, and we hope you can join us!  We met a bunch of you in Honolulu last year, and we'd love to see you again in Philly!

Why should you come?

Opportunity: MS4 HIV psychiatry elective. Deadline 3/31/2012

on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:10

The American Psychiatric Association established this program in 2004, to provide an opportunity for 4th year minority medical students to participate in a one-month clinical or research elective in HIV psychiatry. 

With improvements in HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease.  People with HIV have a higher incidence of mental health problems than the general population and, conversely, people with serious mental illness are more at risk for contracting HIV.

Stanley M Kaplan Medical Student Essay Contest

on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 02:39

The University of Cincinnati
Department of Psychiatry announces the
 20th Annual Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest* for medical students
*Stanley M. Kaplan, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus (1960-2011)
 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Contest requirements

Entries may include topical essays, case reports, review articles, or original research that was conducted in medical school for which the student was first author.