The Psychiatry Student Interest Group serves to encourage medical students to explore psychiatry as a potential medical profession as well as a discipline to be applied in all areas of medicine. PSIG promotes education, service, and advocacy in the realm of psychiatry, mental health, and wellness including psychiatry as a career and psychiatry as it relates to other areas of medicine.

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group at WVU is affiliated with the national Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network. Please visit their website at www.psychsign.org for more information.

Presentations on psychiatry as a career, subspecialties of psychiatry, psychiatry in film and music, doctor-patient relationships, mental health in medical school, communication skills, psychiatric disorders, etc

Service opportunities and fundraising

Shadowing experiences

Advocacy for patients and medical students
Meetings with other interest groups


Elizabeth Gregor
Sarah Hughes
Vice President
Sarah Defazio
Hannah West
Dr. Dilip Chandran
Faculty Advisor


Any student currently enrolled in West Virginia University School of Medicine is eligible for membership.

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group will meet monthly during the academic year, from September to April, and more often, if deemed necessary by its members.

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group will be governed by an elected executive committee consisting of no less than 2, but no more than 4 members including: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers will be elected at the final meeting of each year by the members of Psychiatry Student Interest Group.

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group will collaborate closely with an advisor who understands the goals of the Psychiatry Student Interest Group and is committed to the achievement of the aforementioned goals.