Psychiatry Student Interest Group
The UC College of Medicine has two student-run clubs: the Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PSIG) and the Child Psychiatry Student Interest Group (CPSIG). Both groups host a variety of activities to introduce students to topics in psychiatry.
These activities give students the opportunity to meet psychiatry residents and faculty in an informal setting and provide a timeout from busy schedules to socialize with fellow medical students.
The format of recent meetings included:
- Lunch time meetings with a psychiatry faculty member leading an informal discussion about pertinent developments/topics in the field of psychiatry (e.g., forensic mental health, PTSD in soldiers, addiction medicine)
- Faculty hosted dinner meetings viewing movies (“Superbad”) or TV programs (“In Treatment,” “Mental”) with discussion following
- Attendance at psychologically themed plays
- Book club
All students are welcome to attend PSIG/CPSIG meetings. Food is provided.
Students are encouraged to become a medical student member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and participate in PsychSIGN, a national medical student interest group network for students interested in careers in psychiatry.
Student membership to both organizations is free.