Skip directly to content


on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:24
Dear PsychSIGN Member:
We frequently get contacted from different organizations trying to reach out to medical students with an interest in psychiatry, and we've honed them down to what we think are the most applicable to our members.  If you have an exciting psychiatry related project or event that you'd like to share with the community, or are looking to recruit help from other medical students around the country, feel free to email us directly at
1) Asian American Mental Health:  A Web Series for Medical Students
As part of a two-year project, I created an online resource on Asian American mental health that is for medical professionals, particularly young trainees.  On this Youtube channel, you will find a series of filmed interviews with model clinical programs, research centers, and pioneers in Asian American health and mental health from across the US and Canada.  Examples include the NY Asian Women’s Center, APICHA (Asian-American HIV/LGBT clinic), Sacramento's Transcultural Wellness Center, Toronto’s Hong Fook Mental Health Association, the Asian American Center for Health Disparities Research, and many others.

Please keep checking back as I will be adding new videos over the coming months for a total of 25 interviews by July.
Filmed and Edited by Enrico Castillo, MD, fourth-year psychiatry resident at Columbia University
Supported by the APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program and the NY State Psychiatric Institute’s Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence
2) International Congress on Schizophrenia Research.  
The ICSR takes place every other year, next in April 2015 in Colorado Springs.  It brings together tens of thousands of scientists, clinicians, advocates, and patients from around the world that study schizophrenia from various angles (community, psychological, neurological, genetic, etc.), and they are looking for more involvement from medical students.
Many different medical schools have already stated they are willing to commit funds for medical students to attend.  We want to make sure that medical students are aware of those opportunities!  For more info on how to get involved, email:, or visit
3) More opportunities
For more interesting projects for medical students, visit, and check out our Opportunities tab.

David Bresler
President, PsychSIGN
MD Candidate, Class of 2015
Tufts University School of Medicine