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Medical Student Education

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry! Our residents, fellows, and faculty are committed to excellence and innovation in student education. The Department of Psychiatry participates in all four years of the medical school curriculum.

Medical students are introduced to psychiatry in the first and second year, in the classroom and beyond.
The six-week psychiatry clerkship includes a broad array of clinical experiences in psychiatry, supplemented by a rich didactic curriculum and individualized student tutoring.
In the fourth year, we offer many clinical electives. These clinical electives are open to visiting US or international students.
The four-week psychiatry clerkship includes clinical experience in a setting of inpatient psychiatric care, supplemented by a rich didactic curriculum and individualized student tutoring.
In their 3rd year Yale Medical Students do a 6 week clinical rotation in Psychiatry on one of the various training sites.
In their 3rd year Yale Medical Students do a 6 week clinical rotation in Psychiatry on one of the various training sites.