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Kirsten Wilkins, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Medical Student Education, Psychiatry; Executive Director of The Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience, MD Program; Integrated Care Firm Director, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Contact Information

Kirsten Wilkins, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    950 Campbell Ave 116A

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States

Extensive Research Description

Back to Basics: Integration of Basic and Clinical Science in the Psychiatry Clerkship

This study compares two curricular innovations aimed at integrating basic and clinical science in the Psychiatry Clerkship: 1) a physician-scientist joining a clinician-taught Dementia lecture versus 2) an instructional video reviewing basic science concepts preceding a clinician-taught Dementia lecture.

Mental Health Self-Care in Medical Students: Barriers and Benefits to Use

This project, developed by a medical student mentee, involves a survey of all Yale medical students to assess mental and physical health care seeking, social behaviors, and barriers to self-care in medical school.


Selected Publications

  • Fundamentals of Geriatric Psychiatry.Nespoli M, Wilkins K. Chapter 1. Interviewing The Older Adult. 3-14. Tampi RR, Williamson DJ, Eds. Fundamentals of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2013. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62618-691-0.