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 two month introduction 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 two teaching hospitals  - St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. Students take night call which never exceeds a frequency of one in four and have very close supervision by a resident when on-call. Students also have an exposure to outpatients during the 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 Faculty of Medicine located at:

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

We have an enthusiastic faculty who provide ongoing clinical teaching and close supervision, which contribute to excellent elective experiences for students.

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

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

Or

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