The Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry offer a one-month elective in medical psychiatry to fourth year medical students at the University of Iowa or qualified visiting medical students. Students work primarily on the Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Unit. This elective is an excellent way to get hands on experience in a setting dedicated to integrating medical and psychiatric care for complex patients. It is also a great introduction to medical psychiatry in general and to the Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program at University of Hospitals and Clinics in particular.
Medical students with an interest in medical psychiatry are encouraged to complete this elective at a time that the unit is being staffed by a dually trained faculty. Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply early. If you are unable to participate due to lack of space, please consider consultation-liaison psychiatry as an elective. Consultation-liaison psychiatry is focused on the psychiatric care of patients with active medical illness.
For more information about this elective rotation, please contact Vicki Kijewski, MD, director of the Medical Psychiatry Rotation and the Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program, at 319-353-8647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.