Psychiatry Clerkship

The Psychiatry Clerkship is a four-week required rotation in the third year of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences curriculum.  The clerkship offers students a diverse and balanced clinical experience across the age spectrum in both inpatient and outpatient settings at 12 clinical sites.

Faculty and residents use a number of educational approaches including organized didactics, interactive group learning, and simulation experiences to ensure that our medical students graduate with a firm foundation in the fundamentals of treating individuals with psychiatric illnesses and emotional disorders. We also offer a third-year clinical elective and several fourth-year acting internships and electives in the areas of Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Senior Behavioral Health.

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Psychiatry offers several electives to our third- and fourth-year medical students. Elective descriptions can be found as follows: 

Clerkship Administration

Chandani Lewis, M.D.
Chandani Lewis, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
Department of Psychiatry
Ruppert Center, Suite L, Rm 0101
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1193, Toledo, OH 43614

For more information, please contact:
Micheal’e A. Hands
Micheal’e A. Hands

Clerkship & Curriculum Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
Ruppert Center, Suite L, Room 0119B
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1193, Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.383.5615  |  Fax: 419.383.3088

Last Updated: 12/6/22