Our UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Psychiatry Clerkship has been a key clinical learning experience for our third-year students for over a quarter century. The six-week rotation has been popular and valued, drawing many students into our specialty, as well as developing relevant clinical skills for those pursuing other careers in medicine.

Our Clerkship is exemplary in using a distributed model across metropolitan Phoenix, providing students superb opportunities in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of patients supervised by our highly skilled clinician educator faculty. Current clinical sites include Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Carl T. Hayden VA Health Care System, Maricopa Integrated Health Care and our newest clinical site, Northern Arizona VA Health Care in Prescott supporting our Rural Health Professions Program students.

In addition to our longstanding Psychiatry Clerkship, our department also offers numerous elective experiences for medical students, which are listed in the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix student electives catalog. Interested faculty should contact Christina Bergin, MD, director of the College of Medicine – Phoenix Electives program.

Clinical Site Directors

James B. McLoone, MD
Clerkship and Clinical Site Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

James B. McLoone, MD

Andrea Waxman, MD
Assistant Clinical Site Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix 

Andrea Waxman, MD

Funda Bachini, MD
Clinical Site Director, Phoenix Children's Hospital


Aida Lacevic, MD
Clinical Site Director, Phoenix VA Medical Center

Aida Lacevic, MD

Joanna Kowalik, MD
Clinical Site Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System


Clint Anthony, MD
Clinical Site Director, Prescott VA Medical Center

Clint Anthony