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Medical Student & High School Programs

CAP Inclusive Excellence Program

This program is an initiative funded by UnitedHealth Group designed to increase awareness and interest in the incredible field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Student Training in Aging Research (STAR)


Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) is funded by the National Institute on Aging. The program provides up to 18 medical students from across the nation an opportunity to conduct 2 to 3 months of summer research guided by the mentorship of a UC San Diego faculty member.

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High School Summer Training in Aging Research (HS STAR) is designed to provide exceptional under represented junior and senior level high school students from San Diego with a chance to learn and practice the daily activities involved in aging research alongside a UC San Diego faculty mentor.

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MSI Core Curriculum

MSI-II Clinical Foundations: Mind, Brain & Behavior
  • Goals are to learn clinically relevant skull, face, eye and ear anatomy, and principles of skull, face, eye and ear function and dysfunction; learn clinically relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and principles of neurologic and psychiatric function and dysfunction; and learn clinically relevant pharmacology to treat the symptoms and signs of neurologic, ophthalmologic, otolaryngic, and psychiatric disorders.
MSI-III Psychiatry Core Clerkship
  • 6 weeks intensive clinical psychiatry clerkship involving direct patient care, didactics, and simulated case experiences. Students are expected to develop clinical and psychopathological familiarity with affective disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and somatoform disorders. 
MSI-V Psychiatry Electives
  • Topics include advanced clinical psychiatry, consultation/liaison clerkship, geropsychiatry clerkship, psychiatric crisis evaluation, child psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry subinternship, and subinternship in inpatient alcohol & drug treatment.

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