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Kaiser Oakland Psychiatry Sub-Internship

The 4th year psychiatry sub-internship will provide medical students the opportunity to train in our unique model of outpatient care for individuals with acute and sub-acute mental disorders. Students will spend four weeks treating one of the most diverse patient populations in the country while rotating on our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Wellness Club, Crisis Clinic, and Outpatient Clinic. Students will hone their interviewing, diagnostic, and treatment skills. They will gain experience in psychopharmacologic management, group therapy, and co-management with providers from other health care disciplines. In IOP, students will work as a valued member of an interdisciplinary team providing pharmacologic intervention and co-facilitating group therapy while assessing the patient’s safety and appropriate level of care. In Wellness Club, they will work with the severely and persistently mentally ill and learn about the importance of the therapeutic milieu and case management in their care. In the Crisis Clinic, students will conduct initial diagnostic interviews, develop treatment plans and utilize crisis intervention techniques in the management of acutely ill patients. They will also have weekly didactics and monthly grand rounds.

Core faculty in our Psychiatry Residency Program will provide students with daily individual supervision.

To inquire about the Psychiatry Sub Internship, please contact 510-752-6126 or e-mail

To apply, interested medical students should complete and submit the Sub Internship application using VSAS.

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