Psychiatry is a six-week clerkship with experiences in inpatient and outpatient setting. The specific rotations will vary according to site of the clerkship.

Ravi Shankar

Columbia Campus: The clerkship is six weeks and divided into two three-week rotations. During the clerkship, students will have the opportunity to experience adult psychiatry and child psychiatry in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

During the six-week rotation, students experience adult and/or child inpatient psychiatry at the Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital or the Missouri Psychiatric Center or may rotate with the University Consultation-Liaison Service at University Hospital. Students will also be assigned five half-day outpatient clinics and take emergency psychiatry calls with a psychiatry resident.

Springfield Campus: The clerkship is six weeks with experiences in inpatient and outpatient settings. The experiences may vary depending on the block as the opportunities and clinical venues evolve.  The Associate Directors will provide more detail during orientation for each block.

Psychiatry Rural Clerkship: The clerkship is six weeks. Students see patients with psychiatric disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings and on consultation services in rural areas as part of the rural track program. Students will also take emergency psychiatry call with their preceptor during the clerkship.

Columbia Campus

Ravi Shankar, MD
Clerkship Director
Department of Psychiatry

Bruce Horwitz, PhD
Clerkship Associate Director
Department of Psychiatry

Karla Simmons
Medical Student Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry

Springfield Campus

Nagib Chowdhury, MD
Clerkship Associate Director 
Department of Psychiatry

Brittany Allen, PhD ABPP-CN, MBA
Clerkship Associate Director 
Department of Psychiatry

Bonnie Clair, RN, MSN
Lead Clinical Program Coordinator
School of Medicine