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ERIC Number: EJ1004608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Training in a Clozapine Clinic for Psychiatry Residents: A Plea and Suggestions for Implementation
Freudenreich, Oliver; Henderson, David C.; Sanders, Kathy M.; Goff, Donald C.
Academic Psychiatry, v37 n1 p27-30 Jan 2013
Objective: The authors sought to develop a model educational clinic and curriculum for psychiatric residents, to increase knowledge and comfort about clozapine prescribing. This matters because clozapine is an important evidence-based treatment for refractory schizophrenia that remains underutilized in clinical practice. Method: This is a description of how the Clozapine Clinic of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Schizophrenia Program was integrated into the curriculum of the MGH-McLean Adult Psychiatric Residency. Results: PGY-II residents participated in a weekly clozapine clinic with direct patient contact and accompanying curriculum-based instruction for a 6-week period. The method of teaching by participating in a dedicated Clozapine Clinic received favorable feedback. Residents' knowledge about clozapine increased. Conclusion: Residency programs should determine whether their trainees receive sufficient training in the use of clozapine and consider setting up clozapine clinics where feasible. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts