Yale Medical Students Psychiatric Association

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Yale Medical Student Psychiatry Association (YMSPA) is a student interest group that seeks to foster interest in the field of psychiatry through events bringing faculty and students from Yale School of Medicine together. Events are typically presentations followed by discussion of a wide range of topics pertinent to the field of psychiatry.

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  • Frances Javier, MS-4
  • Shivani Bhatt, MS-5


  • Emily Hyun, MS-4


  • Genevieve Yang, MS-4

Medical Student Education Committee Representatives:

  • Clara Kim, MS-4
  • Eli Neustadter, MS-3

Mental Health Services/Policy Representative:

  • Erik Levinsohn, MS-4

Psychiatry and Cinema Liaison:

  • Isaac Johnson, MS-3

Community Action Liaison

  • Eugenia Custo Greig, MS-2

Child Psychiatry Liaison

  • Nix Sitkin, MS-4
  • Kayla Isaacs, MS-3

Global Mental Health Liaison

  • Ignacio Cerdena, MS-4

Faculty Advisor:

  • Thaddeus Iheanacho, MBBS, DTM&H

Welcome Reception

  • Thursday, September 14th 5:30pm
  • SHM Rose Garden (rain location: TAC Lobby)

PsychSIGNRegional Conference: Mental Health and Resilience in Medicine

Cultural Psychiatry

  • Thursday, October 5th 6:00PM
  • SHM Steiner Room

History vs. Future of Psychiatry

  • Thursday, November 2nd 5:30pm
  • HM Steiner Room

3 Ways of Patient Interviewing

  • Thursday, February 1st 5:30pm
  • SHM Steiner Room

Psychiatry Residency Match Panel

  • TBD, March 2018

End of the Year Celebration

  • TBD, April 2018

All Students Are
Welcome to Attend