Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF)
Medical Student Program
For more than 20 years the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) has provided funding to a coordinated network of medical schools across the country to administer the Klingenstein Medical Student Program (MSP). Each school selected to participate as an MSP carries out a unique, customized program that encourages medical students to pursue child and adolescent psychiatry as a career specialty. All programs emphasize mentorship and clinical experiences. Programs also expose medical students to research, advocacy, and other unique opportunities. The MSPs participate in many other important projects including an annual KTGF National Medical Student Conference, special lectures, and networking opportunities with child and adolescent psychiatry leaders. While some participants do not go on to pursue psychiatry, they will gain a broader perspective of behavioral/mental health from their time in the KTGF MSP.
Since the program’s inception, over 1,000 students have participated in the MSP at 16 medical schools. While programming at each institution is unique, all MSPs aim to incorporate the following core program components:
- Clinical experiences
- Research opportunities
- Advocacy opportunities
Participating Medical Schools
KTGF National Medical Student Conference
To learn more about the KTGF Medical Student Program, visit https://klingenstein.org/klingenstein-third-generation-foundation/medical-student-program/.