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Psychiatry Interest Group

The Carver College of Medicine Psychiatry Interest Group provides the opportunity for medical students interested in psychiatry to meet, learn more about the specialty and find out about opportunities for experiences in the mental health field. The group has several events during the school year covering various topics in psychiatry, including presentations from guest faculty and residents from the Department of Psychiatry who discuss their clinical and/or research interests, as well as information about student community service activities and the residency application process. Students are also involved in organizing these events. There are limitless opportunities in psychiatry today and many new research advances, including work done at the Carver College of Medicine that make it an exciting time to specialize in psychiatry. 

The Psychiatry Interest Group has several goals:

  1. To introduce and promote the discipline of psychiatry among medical students.
  2. To provide education and information that will help medical students learn about mentally ill patients regarding their illnesses as well as other challenges they face.
  3. To encourage medical students to form a network with other students interested in psychiatry, as well as with residents and faculty.
  4. To encourage service to the underprivileged who suffer from mental illness.

Generally meetings are held several times during the academic year and cover various topics of psychiatric interest. The group can be anything you want it to be, and we will tailor our activities according to the interests of those participating. The Psychiatry Interest Group is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. We also have an email listserv that provides updates to students on psychiatry related activities and events. 



Research Opportunities

Research through the Department of Psychiatry


Other opportunities may be available. For more information contact Dr. Eric Epping or individual faculty members.