Shadowing Opportunities

We have several options for shadowing Psychiatrists in different settings.  At present we have options on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, CPEP (the Psychiatric ER), and Child Psychiatry outpatient.  If interested, please email Dr. Sergio Hernandez at sh52@buffalo.edu.


*At present participation with UB HEALS is on hold due to the pandemic*

PsychSIGN and the Department of Psychiatry are now working with UB HEALS.  For those of you who don’t know,UB HEALS is a Street Medicine outreach initiative. Their mission is to increase access to health care among the homeless population of Buffalo, NY by directly improving the overall health of the homeless population through street medicine rounds.  Since many individuals who are homeless struggle with mental illness and substance use, we are trying to help these individuals connect with treatment services in the community.  Psychiatric involvement will consist mainly of helping UB HEALS staff evaluate for possible mental illness and assist with the process of linking with treatment.  

Summer Externship

We offer 2 interested students a clinical rotation experience in Psychiatry the summer between first and second year. The program will consist of rounding on the inpatient service at ECMC, outpatient experiences in different settings, including adult, child, and forensic psychiatry, as well at time in the Psychiatric Emergency Room. Independent study will be strongly encouraged, however students will still be guided on fundamental knowledge of psychiatry, as it is understood that none of you will have had the psychiatry course at the medical school.  There is a stipend of $1500.

The program dates for 2021 are June 1-July 2.

Interested students are encouraged to apply by answering the questions below in an email to sh52@buffalo.edu with the subject heading Psychiatry Summer Externship.  All materials should be emailed to sh52@buffalo.edu.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Department of Psychiatry
Summer Externship 2021

Please complete the application below and email it to sh52@buffalo.edu, no later than April 2, 2021. Along with the application, please send a copy of your most recent CV.

Name and preferred pronouns:

Please explain your interest in the Psychiatry Summer Externship:

Have you had any training or completed any course work in Psychiatry or Psychology? If yes, please explain.

What do you hope to accomplish from your participation in the Psychiatry Summer Externship?

Scholarships and More from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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