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

For more information, please contact:
Jenelle A. Thurn, B.A.
Jenelle A. Thurn, B.A.

Clerkship & Curriculum Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
Ruppert Center, Suite H, Room 1724
3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1190, Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.383.5694  |  Fax: 419.383.3088

Last Updated: 6/27/22