Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
Combined Residency Program
Medicine-Psychiatry Senior Medical Student Elective
Senior Medical students from the University of Iowa or other LCME accredited Medical Schools may choose to do an elective in Medical Psychiatry.
- The elective is a four week long inpatient experience on the Medicine-Psychiatry Inpatient unit.
- During the elective the student is encouraged to participate in the weekly Med-Psych conference with the Med-Psych Residents and faculty. The student is required to review and present an article at Journal Club (under the supervision of Med-Psych Faculty).
- Additional outpatient experiences working with a Dually Trained faculty in clinic can be arranged for interested students.
It is an excellent way to get hands on experience in a setting dedicated to integrating medical and psychiatric care for complex patients. It is a great introduction to Med-Psych in general and to the Med-Psych residency at Iowa in particular.
Space is limited in this elective and students are encouraged to apply early. If you are interested in Med-Psych experience at Iowa, but unable to do the Medical Psychiatry Elective due to lack of space, another alternative is to do the Consultation Psychiatry elective which is also focused on the Psychiatric care of patients with active medical illness.
Medical Students with an interest in Med-Psych residency are encouraged to do this elective at a time that the unit is being staffed by a dually trained faculty. This can be ascertained by contacting the program director or coordinator.
University of Iowa Students may read about the elective here.
The Link below leads to the information page for medical students from other institutions:
The Med-Psych Elective is cross-referenced under both the Medicine and Psychiatry electives as “*078/073:835 Sub-Internship in Medical Psychiatry."