Specialty Name - University of Minnesota

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Psychiatry
Kaz Nelson MD, Program Director
Psychiatry Shortage
Excellent Job security/options
Loan reimbursement outside of
7-county metro area
Sub-specialization Options
Creative Problem Solving
Rapid discovery and Research
Competitive compensation
A day in the life of a psychiatrist:
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Academic (research, teaching, supervision,
administration, research)
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Private sector (hospitalist, day hospital,
emergency department, private attending)
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County, State and Federal providers (County
Mental Health Centers, ACT Teams,
Veterans Affairs, Corrections)
What makes a competitive applicant?
 Regional ties
 Clinical experience in the
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department
Personal connection with faculty
Academic competence
Interpersonal effectiveness
Self-reflective
Student Opportunities
 Research
 Active in PsychSIGN
 Active in local societies
 Take electives
Psychiatry Training
 Residency is 4 years
(no call after year 2 in our program)
 No prelim year required.
 Fellowships:
Child Adolescent - 2 years
May be started after PGY3 year
Addiction Psychiatry – 1 year
Geriatric Psychiatry – 1 year
Psychosomatic Medicine
Forensic
Sleep Medicine
Pain Medicine
Research
To find out more about psychiatry:
Residency Director –Kaz Nelson MD ([email protected])
Clerkship Director – Sheila Specker MD ([email protected])
Department Head – S. Charles Schulz MD ([email protected])
American Psychiatric Society – student membership is free and
includes a subscription to the American Journal of Psychiatry
(monthly) and the APA News
Student interest group MS2 – Eileen Huttlin ([email protected])
PsychSIGN Regional Conference
 Saturday March 29th, 2014. MacNamera Alumni Center
 Free
 Breakfast and lunch provided
 Hear from regional psychiatrists and tour our MRI research
facility.
 Connect with other psychiatry interested students from
around the region.
 RSVP to Holly Ward Wiste
[email protected] or 612-273-9848

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