PsychSIGN provides medical students with an opportunity to learn about psychiatry and interact with current residents and attendings. Throughout the year, PsychSIGN hosts various events, ranging from lunch talks where attendings speak about career paths and opportunities, to speed-dating events where psychiatrists from different subspecialties come and chat with students in a small group format. PsychSIGN also runs a shadowing program, where students can sign up to volunteer in the Adult Outpatient Health Clinic or in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.
Recently, WashU has been awarded a grant from the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) to support medical students interested in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). Students in the KTGF Medical Student Program will gain plenty of exposure to CAP as well as opportunities to meet and interact with CAP fellows and faculty through shadowing, social events, and lunch talks. Students will also get to attend the annual KTGF Games, where they can present research posters and network with medical students and faculty from institutions around the country.