Summer Immersion Program:
An innovative program launched in the summer from July to August for a select few medical students interested in exploring the exciting career of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This summer experience provides the following:
- Engaging didactics on introductory topics in pediatric mental health, cultural empathy, and health equity
- Individualized and personalized mentorship
- Introduction to careers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Exposure to the child, youth, and family mental health system of care
- Youth Community outreach and education
- Scholarly project in pediatric psychiatry
- A competative summer stipend
There is limited exposure to CAP during medical school and this program will provide a select number of interested and motivated students with novel learning opportunities. As a UC San Diego CAP Inclusive Excellence Scholar, you will:
- Be invited to discussions about pediatric mental health
- Gain personalized mentorship, exposure to career pathways, advocacy and community outreach opportunities
- Complete a child and adolescent psychiatry focused interest project
- Create community with a small group of students over the course of an academic year
- Be eligible for funding opportunities
Who should apply?
- Medical students in years 1-4 with a sincere interest in exploring the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
- Students with dedication to promoting and contributing to diversity, inclusivity and equity.
- Students who have an interest in serving their communities.
- Students who are interested in learning from their colleagues and supporting one another.
- Students willing to dedicate time outside of regular medical school curriculum to participate in program activities.
- As this program aims to increase exposure to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, students do not need to have a background in working with youth or mental health.