Psychiatry Summer Externship

We offer two interested UB medical students a clinical rotation experience in psychiatry during the summer between first and second year.

Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the practice of clinical psychiatry through a one-month rotation experience designed to capture the broad scope of mental health care. They will observe psychiatric practice in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to, inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and emergency psychiatry. They will also participate in debriefing sessions with the externship directors to process clinical experiences and to be familiarized with foundational psychiatric concepts in anticipation of the formal psychiatric didactic module in second year. Applicants should have a strong interest in the field of psychiatry, though no formal past psychiatric or psychological experience is required. All applicants must be current M1’s in good academic standing at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  

Program Dates

The program typically runs the month of June.


There is a stipend of $1500.


You must apply by April 1.


Please email both the Director and the Associate Director for Medical Student Education the following application along with an updated copy of your 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?

Contact Us

Director, Medical Student Education

Camp, Charles

Charles Camp, MD

Director of Medical Student Education, Psychiatry; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Medical Director, ECMC Partial Hospitalization Program

462 Grider St Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5080; Fax: (716) 898-6232


Associate Director, Medical Student Education

DiGiacomo, Michael

Michael DiGiacomo

Associate Director of Medical Education & Clinical Assistant Professor

Erie County Medical Center Department of Psychiatry - 11th Floor Room 1167 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: 7168984429