Specialty Name - University of Minnesota

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:
Academic (research, teaching, supervision,
administration, research)
Private sector (hospitalist, day hospital,
emergency department, private attending)
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
Personal connection with faculty
Academic competence
Interpersonal effectiveness
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
Sleep Medicine
Pain Medicine
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
 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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