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ERIC Number: EJ816494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Exposing Medical Students to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Case-Based Seminar
Kaplan, Jeremy S.; Lake, MaryBeth
Academic Psychiatry, v32 n5 p362-365 Sep 2008
Objective: Despite a documented shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists, few studies have examined whether including child and adolescent psychiatry didactics in a medical school curriculum can stimulate appreciation and interest among students, possibly leading more students to choose careers in this specialty. Methods: The authors surveyed third-year medical students at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University regarding their reactions to a 3-hour case-based seminar on child and adolescent psychiatry topics recently implemented as part of the general psychiatry clerkship. Results: Student ratings reflected a positive view of the field and many students reported an increased likelihood of considering the specialty as a career after the seminar. In addition, students desired increased exposure to child and adolescent psychiatry while in medical school. Conclusion: Medical schools may consider providing students with increased exposure to child and adolescent psychiatry as this may encourage more future physicians to enter the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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