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
All students are welcome to attend PSIG/CPSIG meetings. Food is provided.