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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical student education

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is strongly committed to medical student education.  We believe that our active involvement with medical students helps to develop physicians who are compassionate and effective interviewers, and who consider clinical issues from a broad biopsychosocial perspective.  The integration of psychiatry into all levels of medical student education also provides excellent preparation for students who might want to pursue a career in psychiatry.  The percentage of UC Davis medical students who enter psychiatry has been consistently above the national average.