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Acting Internships & Electives

Dr. Dewan using a case-based approach to teach

An acting intern discusses the validity and clinical applications of a paper with clerkship students.

During the 4th year, medical students can complete acting internships in the department of psychiatry.  All placements must be approved through the department. Acting internships may be completed on inpatient, outpatient, addiction, or consultation liaison services.  Additionally, students may request to work with the child psychiatry or forensic divisions, the VA, or Hutchings Psychiatric Center. SUNY Upstate students who are interested in completing a 4th year AI or elective should contact Cassandra Read ([email protected]). Psychiatry is not included in the elective lottery and limited spots are held based on a first come, first served basis. 

Upstate students who wish to complete a unique elective must complete the Unique Elective paperwork and an Add/Drop form. Forms can also be picked up at the Registrar’s office. Unique elective paperwork must be received by the Curriculum Office at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the elective.  No retroactive credit will be given.  Unique electives are not applicable to visiting students.

Visiting students who want to apply for an acting internship must contact the Registrar’s office for requirements and Application Process Instructions.