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2012 conference quick recap: new board, great speakers, awesome city of Brotherly Love

on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:55

What a great event! We had nearly 100 medical students plus more than 10 resident physicians and almost 20 attending physician guest speakers speak with us. And we elected a fabulous new board of medical students to head PsychSIGN, above. We'll have a full write-up coming soon, but for now, check out our PsychSIGN conference photo gallery (under Galleries) and Twitter feed (read our post — it's a 1 MB image!). Special thanks to the American Psychiatric Association and APA District III branch for all their support!

See you in San Francisco for the next round of events!

PsychSIGN 2012 conference this weekend! Full details & schedule

on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 09:05

Exciting speakers, great food, all in Philadelphia! We're very excited to have you coming! I've uploaded our program and an earlier note from Jill, our national chair. All our attendees should have their hotel reservations taken care of.

Program excerpts

The full PDF is linked at the end of this blog post.

A FAQ from Jill


Hello, everyone!  I've been asked for more info by multiple people, so here's more info than you probably wanted.  

I hope you're all getting excited about coming to Philadelphia for our conference this year- the National Board certainly is!

Get $5k from the APA for starting a community mental health project with the Helping Hands Grant

on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 17:04

Are you a medical student who is participating in a community mental health service activity? Do you know someone who is?

The American Psychiatric Foundation is pleased to announce that our 2012 Helping Hands Grant application has been posted online. This program awards grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for community mental health projects that are initiated and managed by medical students. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 31. For more information and to download the application, please visit us online.

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!