Students may apply by filling out and returning the informational pamphlet found here to the address listed below.
Alexandru Trutia, M.D.
Director, Summer Institute of Psychiatry For Medical Students
Dept of Psychiatry, VCU Health System
P.O. Box 980710
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0710
All applicants should include a one-page essay as to why they would like to be admitted to the Institute. Students will be accepted on the basis of merit.
For general information regarding the Summer Institute please contact:
The purpose of the Summer Institute in Psychiatry for Medical Students hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is to provide medical students with an exciting and intensive experience in Psychiatry, covering topics that are of interest to trainees, but may not be presented in a traditional curriculum. The Institute will consist of seminars and clinical experiences provided by nationally and internationally known experts in the field of Psychiatry. Students will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of the program. Students entering the M-II through M-IV years are eligible , up to a maximum enrollment of 15.
Each day of the program is organized around a central theme, followed by dinners and a variety of social activities.
Sunday - Welcome Dinner
Monday - Psychiatry Residency Training
Tuesday - Current Issues in Psychiatry
Wednesday - Med-Psych I
Thursday - Med-Psych II
Friday - Therapies Beyond
Topics will include:
The Institute is open to all medical students nationally.
The Institute is free of charge to all students with housing and daily meals provided. Students are responsible for travel expenses.