Undergraduate Education

Program Overview

The initial didactic teaching of psychiatric illness is done in the first year of medical school.  This is comprised of lectures, tutorials and clinical skills teaching.  In the second year of medical school the students have one morning a week of comprehensive patient assessment (“unknown patient”) and rotate through the medical specialties.  They have an opportunity to conduct interviews and case presentations of patients with psychiatric illness.  During the several week Transition to Clerkship, students have one half day seminar addressing clinical issues to directly prepare them for the clinical clerkship.

The clerkship rotation in psychiatry is a six week rotation where students’ primary rotation is generally either an inpatient service or consultation-liaison service.  There are three teaching hospitals  - Victoria General Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital, and Health Sciences Centre. Students take night call as part of an on-call team (with psychiatry residents and physician assistants) which provides consultation to the listed teaching hospitals as well as the Crisis Response Centre. Students also have exposure to outpatient clinics during their clerkship rotation.

There are a large number of elective rotations available in our department:

All electives must be coordinated through the Electives Administration Assistant at the Max Rady College of Medicine located at:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/education/undergraduate/electives.html

If there are any questions about our program or elective opportunities, please contact:

Karen Simpson
UGME Psychiatry Administator
Department of Psychiatry
PZ420-771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3E 3N4
Phone: 204-787-7098
E-mail: ksimpson@hsc.mb.ca

Dr. Eytan Perl
Psychiatry Pre-Clerkship Director
Department of Psychiatry
PZ202-771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3E 3N4
Phone: 204-787-7098
E-mail: mailto:eperl@hsc.mb.ca

Dr. Rajat Jayas
Psychiatry Clerkship Director
Department of Psychiatry
PZ202-771 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3E 3N4
Phone: 204-787-7098
E-mail: rjayas@hsc.mb.ca