Medical Student Education

Medical Student Education

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-4874

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Phase I

During this two-year phase, psychiatry clinicians precept medical students to learn the Mental Status Exam, general clinical skill of sharing information, motivational interviewing, sexuality interviewing, ethics and diversity and more. They also cover behavioral sciences during the neuroscience block with topics such as psychodynamic theory and psychopathology.

med students in front of sign

Phase II 

Scheduled during the clinical year, this four-week experience is the psychiatry clerkship. Medical students learn in a variety of contexts including clinical experiences and teaching sessions on the clerkship, psychiatry emergency room call shifts, and in other clinical settings. Psychiatry clerkship locations:

Phase III

During the elective/required clinical rotations and residency application year, psychiatry offers demanding sub-internship opportunities as well as fun and interesting outpatient elective experiences including the Addiction and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) .

For information about an away rotation in our Department, please visit the Office of Medical Student Affairs.