We are excited to present multiple educational opportunities for medical students – including for those who do not plan to go into Psychiatry. Every medical specialty brings doctors face-to-face with individuals who have mental health issues. Your success as a physician will be related to your ability to address the whole person.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences condemns racism, discrimination, and oppression in all forms. We affirm that racism and oppression are public health crises with serious mental health consequences for the communities we serve. For more information about our commitment, please open the Antiracism Statement tab on this page.
Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Visiting Medical Students
We encourage medical students from other LCME-accredited institutions to consider participating in an elective at the University of Minnesota.
If you are considering visiting our campus as a medical student, please review the application process for visiting students.
Psychiatry Interested Medical Students
We sponsor a Psychiatry Interest Group where you can learn more about our specialty. The group hosts several events during the school year, including presentations from guest faculty and residents as well as information about student community service activities and the residency application process. With the current explosion in brain science research, the field of Psychiatry is changing rapidly and moving in exciting directions. There are limitless professional opportunities – from running your own private practice to being a member of a clinical team that provides neuromodulation.