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ERIC Number: EJ806678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Psychiatry Residency Training around the World
Zisook, Sidney; Balon, Richard; Bjorksten, Karin S.; Everall, Ian; Dunn, Laura; Ganadjian, Krauz; Jin, Hua; Parikh, Sagar; Sciolla, Andres; Sidhartha, Tanuj; Yoo, Tai
Academic Psychiatry, v31 n4 p309-325 Aug 2007
Objective: The authors compare and contrast psychiatry residency training in the United States to that in Canada and selected countries in South America, Europe, and Asia. Method: Nine individuals who are intimately familiar with psychiatry residency training in the United States (primarily chairs, training directors, associate training directors, or residents) and who trained in other countries describe their past training programs in terms of clinical experiences, didactic structure, supervision, evaluation, and major differences from U.S. training. Results: Medical education and psychiatry training vary considerably in different regions in terms of the duration of training, structure of clinical experiences, level of responsibility and autonomy of trainee, amount of classroom teaching, national examinations, and credentialing. Some are much less structured than training in the United States (e.g., Sweden) while others are somewhat more structured (e.g., Korea), but differences appear to be lessening. Conclusions: Although similarities outweigh differences between programs in various continents and countries, training programs around the globe have much to learn from each other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Canada; South America; South Korea; Sweden; United States