Department of Psychiatry

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

Phone: 505-272-2223

UNM Medical Student Selected for Elective in HIV Psychiatry

June 6, 2013

Congratulations to Stephanie Tran, an MS-IV at the UNM School of Medicine, who has been selected to participate in the American Psychiatric Association Medical Student Senior Elective in HIV Psychiatry. Stephanie Tran is the 1st UNM student to have been chosen for this prestigious opportunity.

The program, established in 2004, is designed to provide an opportunity for 4th year minority medical students to participate in a one-month clinical or research elective in HIV psychiatry.

This September Elective in HIV Psychiatry begins with an intensive two-day training in Washington, DC. Topics range from neuropsychiatric complications of HIV, somatic complaints, and mood disorders to special patient populations including people with substance use disorders and/or those suffering from severe mental illnesses. Training modalities include a combination of lectures, role playing, case vignettes, and first-person accounts through interviews with HIV positive people. Students then travel to training sites for their clinical or research experience for the month of September.

Stephanie Tran’s training site is Howard University in Washington, DC.

For more information about the APA program, click here.