Request for Psychiatrists to Participate in the Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program (Mon. June 8 to Wed. June 10)


Dear Faculty,

After two successful years, the Department of Psychiatry 3rd annual Psychiatry Summer Immersion Program will take place Mon, June 8 – Wed, June 10, 2020. The 3-day program provides an opportunity for 1st Year undergraduate medical students to explore the field of psychiatry as a potential career option through engagement with psychiatrists and psychiatry residents. Each day consists of half-day interactive talks, and half-day clinical shadowing (observership) placements.



The purpose of the talks is for students to hear the about the broad range of subspecialties and career options within psychiatry. As a speaker, you will share your career path and provide insights into your subspecialty. Talks take place in the morning and are 30 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A.



The purpose of shadowing is for students to meet and observe psychiatrists at work in a broad range of subspecialties and settings. Shadowing sessions take place in the afternoon and should last 2 to 3 hours.



Site Talks location Shadowing
Vancouver Diamond Health Care Centre within Metro Vancouver
Victoria* Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria
Kelowna* Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna
Prince George* n/a n/a


*Insufficient student numbers to run the program at Prince George this year. While it is anticipated that the program will be run in Victoria and Kelowna, this is dependent on final student numbers.



Talks – $90/hour (pro-rated)

Shadowing Supervision – $90/session with 1 student; $110/session with 2 students


Sign Up

You can sign up to be a speaker and/or a shadowing supervisor here 2020 PSIP Faculty Sign Up.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Clare Beasley ( or Julia Lew (


Best regards,

Clare Beasley