Medical Student Education

Medical Student Education

Overview

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains a strong commitment to medical student education. The medical student education is directed by Ted Feldmann, M.D. The psychiatry curriculum offers a wide range of core and elective courses for both pre-clinical and clinical students. Use the tabs above to learn more about the program.

Learn more about our curriculum, including:

  • Clerkship in Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine I and II
  • Clinical Neuroscience Course
  • Senior Courses
  • Electives

 

Recruitment

Over the years, the University of Louisville has exceeded the national average in the number of medical students choosing psychiatry as a career. In any given year, up to 10% of graduating U of L students entered psychiatry residency programs.

Special Activities

Journal Club and M&M Conferences are a part of the curriculum for all medical students. The meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month during the academic year and consists of informal presentations by faculty, residents, or outside speakers.

In addition to these activities, a large number of faculty and residents serve as advisors to the freshman and sophomore unit labs. Each lab consists of approximately 16 students. The advisors meet with students monthly for lunch, and serve as mentors and academic counselors.

Psychiatry Club (PsychSign) is available for pre-clinical students with an interest in psychiatry. The Interest group participates in community service and other activities related to mental health promotion, and receives mentorship from faculty and residents in the Department of Psychiatry.

If you would like more information about any of the Medical Student Education programs or activities, please contact us.

Miranda Sloan
Program Coordinator
Email Miranda
Ph: (502) 588-4424

Curriculum

Learn more about our Curriculum

  • Clerkship in Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine I and II
  • Clinical Neuroscience Course
  • Senior Courses
  • Electives

Clinical Sites

Clinical service responsibilities are organized to emphasize resident responsibility for case management and psychotherapy. The experiences are designed to emphasize increasing responsibility and autonomy of functioning as training progresses. Starting with inpatient experiences, ranging through a variety of consultation and ambulatory experiences, and concluding with opportunities for special interest and elective rotations, the training program assures that the clinical sequence offers residents the widest range of clinical opportunities.

Contact Us

For more information about the Medical Student Education programs or activities:

Miranda Sloan
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Email Miranda
Ph: (502) 588-4424


For more information about the Residency Program:

Christy Castle-Greenwell
Residency Program Coordinator

Email the Residency Coordinator
Phone: (502) 588-4865