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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.

More Information

Sub-Internship rotations will resume for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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.

Kaiser San Jose Psychiatry Sub-Internship

Our department offers select 4-week MS4 sub-internships in a variety of settings:

  1. Adult and Child Intensive Outpatient Program Hybrid Elective
  2. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  3. Geriatric Psychiatry/Consultation-Liaison Hybrid Elective
  4. La Salud Permanente Latinx Health Elective in Psychiatry

A psychiatry elective experience at Kaiser Permanente San Jose will provide medical students a unique opportunity to train in an integrated health care system that values the wellbeing of our patients in the heart of beautiful Silicon Valley.  Students will be exposed to a variety of patients and settings, will continue to expand medical knowledge, to develop interviewing and doctor-patient relationship skills, and to learn about system-based practices in training.  Learning in multi-disciplinary teams is a core part of training at Kaiser Permanente.  Most will work with PGY2 and PGY3 psychiatry residents as well as MS3 Boston University School of Medicine students.  There will be exposure to psychopharmacology, individual and group therapy.  We serve a diverse patient population and have a rich educational environment throughout our medical center.  Core faculty in our Psychiatry Residency Program will provide students with daily individual supervision, with opportunities for mentorship and exposure to a variety of sub-specialties in psychiatry.

More Information

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

For further inquiries, please call 408-360-2382 or email

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