Interest Groups

Global Mental Health Interest Group

The Global Mental Heath Interest Group provides a setting in which residents and faculty discuss and form collaborations around their global mental health work. Residents with an interest in pursuing a career in global mental health are encouraged to join quarterly evening seminars in which residents and faculty present their past, current and further projects. Faculty in this group often invite residents to participant in their own projects and serve as mentors and resources for residents who are initiating their own projects. 

Child & Adolescent Interest Group

The Child and Adolescent Interest Group brings together residents of all levels who are interested in this area of psychiatry. We have the benefit of being affiliated with Children's National Health System. Our group holds social events with the fellows from CNHS and this year will be hosting talks with attending physicians from a diverse range of subspecialty clinics. Our focus is on learning more about the opportunities within the field as well as the practical aspects of applying to fellowship.

Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)

PMIG is an interest group made up of residents, fellows, students and clinicians with interest in Psychosomatic medicine or Consult Liaison psychiatry. Our members hail from institutions around the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. Meetings are held every other month in DC at GWU or at INOVA hospital in Fairfax, which is the home of GWU's Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship program. At our meetings we have an informal lecture about a psychosomatic topic or ask a trainee to present a case. 

Forensic Psychiatry Interest Group:

The goals of the Forensic Psychiatry Interest Group are:

1) to foster interest in forensic psychiatry through sponsored events and mentorship,
2) to build a community by connecting those interested in the field of forensic psychiatry with peers and faculty,
3) to create shared knowledge about forensic psychiatry through collaborative work between faculty members and trainees, and
4) to promote forensic psychiatry research and academic opportunities for residents and medical students.

In the last five years, two of our residents have been awarded the Rappeport Fellowship by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) based on their achievement and promise in the field of forensic psychiatry. Named in honor of AAPL's founding president, Jonas R. Rappe port, MD, the fellowship offers an opportunity for outstanding residents with interests in psychiatry and the law to further develop their knowledge and skills.