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Amini, Homayoun; Moghaddam, Yasaman; Nejatisafa, Ali-Akbar; Esmaeili, Sara; Kaviani, Hosein; Shoar, Saeed; Shabani, Amir; Samimi-Ardestani, Mehdi; Akhlaghi, Amir Abbas Keshavarz; Noroozi, Alireza; Mafi, Mostafa – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objectives: The study aimed to assess 1) the attitudes of medical students in the sixth and seventh years (known as interns in Iran) toward psychiatry as a career choice, and 2) the degree of attractiveness of psychiatry as a career choice, with regard to various defined aspects, before and after an undergraduate psychiatry internship (similar to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Career Choice
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Sajith, Sreedharan Geetha; Chiu, Jessie; Wong, Wendy; Chiam, Peak Chiang – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disability (ID) have higher risk of mental morbidity and specialised training may be required in their management. We explored the training needs and knowledge as well as perceptions of care of such patients among residents and non-residents working in psychiatry. Method: The study was conducted as an anonymous…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, Training, Allied Health Personnel
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Burgut, F. Tuna; Polan, H. Jonathan – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: To assure adequate treatment for patients with mental illness worldwide, medical schools must impart positive attitudes toward psychiatry. The authors examined the effect of culture on changes in attitudes toward psychiatry among medical students receiving the same psychiatry clerkship curriculum in two different countries. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Psychiatry
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Lyons, Zaza – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: The discipline of psychiatry, and psychiatry as a career option, have been negatively regarded by medical students for decades. There is a large amount of literature on attitudes of students and the factors that attract them to and detract from psychiatry. The aim of this article is to systematically review this literature from 1990 to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Negative Attitudes, Psychiatry, Career Choice
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Retamero, Carolina; Ramchandani, Dilip – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: The authors compared the NBME subject examination scores and subspecialty profiles of 3rd-year medical students who were assigned to psychiatry subspecialties during their clerkship with those who were not. Method: The authors collated and analyzed the shelf examination scores, the clinical grades, and the child psychiatry and emergency…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Profiles, Psychiatry, Medical Schools
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Reardon, Claudia L.; Walaszek, Art – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: Minimal literature exists on neurology didactic instruction offered to psychiatry residents, and there is no model neurology didactic curriculum offered for psychiatry residency programs. The authors sought to describe the current state of neurology didactic training in psychiatry residencies. Methods: The authors electronically…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physicians, Psychiatry, Neurology
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Jokubonis, Darius; Adomaitiene, Virginija; Leleikiene, Aiste; Baltaityte, Laura; Dirzius, Edgaras; De Jong, Cornelis Aj – Open Review of Educational Research, 2019
The high rates of comorbidity with substance use disorders in general psychiatry patients demand enhanced competences from psychiatry residents in addiction medicine. The aim of this article is to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes in psychiatric residents in treating patients with comorbid substance-related disorders (SUD). Four seminars…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior, Medicine, Drug Addiction
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Morreale, Mary; Arfken, Cynthia; Bridge, Patrick; Balon, Richard – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: Medical students' satisfaction with the psychiatry clerkship, sense of preparedness for an institutional Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), expressed likelihood of choosing psychiatry as a specialty, and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) psychiatry shelf-examination scores were compared after a curriculum based on…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Organizational Objectives, Psychiatry, Active Learning
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Carney, Stuart; Bhugra, Dinesh K. – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Background/Objective: Recent training and education changes have raised important issues in delivery of psychiatric education at all levels. In this article, the authors describe the current status of mental health education in the training of all doctors and postgraduate training and education in psychiatry in the U.K. Method: The authors explore…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Hofmann, Marzellus; Harendza, Sigrid; Meyer, Jelka; Drabik, Anna; Reimer, Jens; Kuhnigk, Olaf – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: This study aimed to explore the effect of medical education on students' attitudes toward psychiatry and psychiatric patients, and examined the usefulness of a new evaluation tool: the 6-item Psychiatric Experience, Attitudes, and Knowledge (PEAK-6). Method: Authors studied the attitudes of 116 medical students toward psychiatry…
Descriptors: Ethics, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Medical Students
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Rait, Douglas Samuel – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: This study describes the current state of family therapy training in a sample of child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs. Method: Child and adolescent psychiatry fellows (N = 66) from seven training programs completed a questionnaire assessing demographics, family therapy training experiences, common models of treatment and…
Descriptors: Therapy, Fellowships, Psychiatry, Patients
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Liptzin, Benjamin; Meyer, Roger E. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The authors describe the many financial challenges facing academic departments of psychiatry and the resulting opportunities that may arise. Method: The authors review the history of financial challenges, the current economic situation, and what may lie ahead for academic departments of psychiatry. Results: The current environment has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Departments, Medical Education, Psychiatry
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Niedermier, Julie; Way, David; Kasick, David; Kuperschmidt, Rada – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The authors investigated whether curriculum change could produce improved performance, despite a reduction in clerkship length from 8 to 4 weeks. Methods: The exam performance of medical students completing a 4-week clerkship in psychiatry was compared to national data from the National Board of Medical Examiners' Psychiatry Subject…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Medical Students, Mental Disorders, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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Shaw, Jon A.; Lewis, John E.; Katyal, Shalini – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The authors studied the factors affecting the recruitment into child and adolescent psychiatry training in the United States. Methods: Medical students (n = 154) and general and child and adolescent psychiatry residents (n = 111) completed a questionnaire to evaluate career choice in child psychiatry (n = 265). Results: Compared with…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Social Systems, Recreational Activities
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Agyapong, Vincent Israel Opoku; McLoughlin, Declan – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objectives: Authors assessed the impact of a public-speaking competition on the level of interest in psychiatry of Ghanaian medical students. Method: An inter-medical school public-speaking competition was organized to promote psychiatry as a fulfilling career option for Ghanaian medical students. Feedback questionnaires were completed by the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Nursing Students, Medical Students, Public Speaking
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