‘Working with medical students provides an invaluable opportunity to share our subspecialty with early learners’
As ACLP members, we share a common goal of educating trainees about C-L Psychiatry and recruiting talented and interested individuals to our field. Working with medical students provides an invaluable opportunity to share our subspecialty with early learners. However, finding the time and resources to engage medical students can be difficult!
To make this task easier, ACLP’s Medical Student Education Subcommittee has created a collection of educational resources available to all students.
Each of these resources aims to help medical students make the most of their Psychiatry clerkships and get involved in ACLP.
Students are also encouraged to read the Residency Education Subcommittee’s How-to guides.
More resources are upcoming, including a Medical Student C-L Clerkship Guide and a guide on how to succeed as a C-L Psychiatry sub-intern.
While these resources are free to anyone regardless of Academy membership status, the subcommittee encourages us to share with students that both ACLP medical student membership and student ACLP conference registration are free!
In addition, “if your home institution does not have medical students rotating on a C-L Psychiatry service, please consider working with your medical school to establish a C-L rotation,” say the subcommittee. “The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of our work provide rich opportunities for learning for every student, regardless of whether they choose to pursue a career in Psychiatry.”
More student-oriented content will be uploaded to the ACLP website in coming months. If you have further suggestions on ways to improve outreach to medical students in C-L Psychiatry, either through web content or other avenues, the subcommittee is always open to new ideas.