The department offers a wide range of pre-clinical and clinical electives. Pre-clinical electives run from 8 to 16 weeks. Clinical electives are generally two or four weeks.
Elective rotation opportunities include Inpatient and Consult Services at University of Louisville and Norton Hospitals, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatry ad Substance Use Disorder Services at the VA Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatry at the Ambulatory Care Clinic and Child Psychiatric Services.
Students planning future careers in many disciplines take electives in psychiatry. Students planning to go into Primary Care or Emergency Medicine may find clinical electives particularly helpful. The medical school's senior ambulatory care requirement may be satisfied by taking our Outpatient Psychiatry elective; 10% of seniors choose this rotation each year.