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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.