The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) offers core clerkships in psychiatry, electives and advanced patient care opportunities for medical students attending the UWSOM and visiting medical students from other institutions. All of our psychiatry clerkships give students the opportunity to work with some of the most interesting and challenging patients in medicine. An important goal is to increase students’ comfort level in working with individuals with psychiatric illness, allowing them to become more effective physicians.