ERIC Number: EJ808492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Getting Our Own House in Order: Improving Psychiatry Education to Medical Students as a Prelude to Medical School Education Reform
Alpert, Jonathan E.; Schlozman, Steve; Badaracco, Mary Anne; Burke, Jay; Borus, Jonathan F.
Academic Psychiatry, v30 n2 p170-173 Apr 2006
Objective: The authors summarize efforts to revitalize psychiatry teaching to medical students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in advance of a major overhaul of the medical school curriculum. Methods: This preliminary report chronicles key challenges and the organization of the reform effort within the departments of psychiatry affiliated with the medical school. Results: Based upon a comprehensive internal review of psychiatric education at the medical school, the HMS Psychiatry Executive Committee and psychiatry faculty concluded that psychiatry teaching was underresourced and lacked cohesion and consistent standards and expectations across clinical sites involved in psychiatry teaching. Through a willingness to identify and vigorously address deficiencies in medical student education within a large decentralized program, psychiatry has earned a reputation as an effective reform agent at the medical school. Conclusions: Psychiatry education improvements have strengthened our partnership with the medical school as it is undertaking major educational reform of its entire curriculum.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Medical Schools, Psychiatry, Educational Change, Curriculum, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts