Undergraduate Medical Education Programs
Director: Debra Klamen, MD
The Undergraduate Medical Education Programs in Psychiatry are extensive and span the four years of medical education. Training includes Human Development, coordinated by Tom Wright, MD, offered in the fall of the first year, and Brain and Behavior, coordinated by Eileen Martin, PhD, in the spring of the first year. Psychopathology, coordinated by Dr. Wright, is covered in the spring of the second year.
This year, the psychopharmacology section of the M2 pharmacology course will be taught and coordinated by Philip Janicak, MD.
The M3 clerkship, a six-week experience in Psychiatry, sends students to eight sites: University of Illinois Hospital, Madden Mental Health Center, West Side Veteran's Administration, Great Lakes, St. Francis, Lutheran General Hospital and Ravenswood Hospital.
The M4 has plenty of electives for students to choose from. Some of the more popular include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health, Addictions and Neuropsychiatry. The programs continue to refine and develop, and receive excellent evaluations by the various curriculum subcommittees that review them.