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ERIC Number: EJ944004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Promoting Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Trainees Addressing Siloed Medical Education
Kitts, Robert Li; Christodoulou, Joanna; Goldman, Stuart
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n5 p317-321 Sep-Oct 2011
Objective: Professional siloing within medical institutions has been identified as a problem in medical education, including resident training. The authors discuss how trainees from different disciplines can collaborate to address this problem. Method: A group of trainees from psychiatry, developmental medicine, neurology, and education came together to develop a community of practice (CoP) to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Results: A key outcome was the development of a seminar including speakers and attendees (N = 20 to 35) from psychiatry, developmental medicine, neurology, and education. The CoP, developed in 2008, continues to grow and develop through their seminar, which fosters institution-wide interdisciplinary collaboration. Conclusion: In an attempt to break down interdisciplinary silos, a CoP and interdisciplinary seminar were created. Trainee organizers benefited from an educational context that embodied adult-learning theory and promoted lifelong learning. The unique seminar that was created continues to promote a community sense of learning and practice. Outcome measures are currently being used to objectively measure these efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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