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Keynejad, Roxanne; Ali, Faisal R.; Finlayson, Alexander E. T.; Handuleh, Jibriil; Adam, Gudon; Bowen, Jordan S. T.; Leather, Andrew; Little, Simon J.; Whitwell, Susannah – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: The proportion of U.K. medical students applying for psychiatry training continues to decline, whereas, in Somaliland, there are no public-sector psychiatrists. This pilot study assessed the usefulness and feasibility of online, instant messenger, peer-to-peer exchange for psychiatry education between cultures. Method: Twenty medical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Psychiatry
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Schillerstrom, Jason E.; Lutz, Mary – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: In order to better manage medical student absences during the psychiatry clerkship, a policy allowing students to miss up to 3 days without penalty was developed. The purpose of this study was to describe absence patterns and compare academic performance between students with and without absences. Method: Authors reviewed the academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Psychiatry, Medical Students
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Sawyer, Michael Gifford; Giesen, Femke; Walter, Garry – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
A study to review the amount of time devoted to child psychiatry in undergraduate medical education is conducted. Results conclude that relatively low priority is given to child psychiatry in medical education with suggestions for international teaching standards on the subject.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Psychiatry, Undergraduate Students, Standards
Damron, Neil – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2015
"Brain Drain: A Child's Brain on Poverty," released in March 2015 and prepared by intern Neil Damron, explores the brain's basic anatomy and recent research findings suggesting that poverty affects the brain development of infants and young children and the potential lifelong effects of the changes. The sheet draws from a variety of…
Descriptors: Brain, Poverty, Anatomy, Infants
Njoroge, Wanjiku F. M. – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
This article reveals the complicated relationships among culture, family, trauma, and service delivery for immigrant families. The author describes a family who first came into contact with the service delivery system referred by the pediatrician, whose practice was an important point of entry for the early childhood work that followed. The family…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Immigrants, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
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Pihlaja, Päivi; Sarlin, Tanja; Ristkari, Terja – Education Inquiry, 2015
In educational contexts there are few topics that receive as much attention from adults as children's behaviour that is seen as challenging. Challenging behaviour has been a topic in many disciplines, such as education, child psychiatry, psychology and special education. Along with the definition of challenging behaviour, we can read about social…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Care, Child Caregivers
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Rele, Kiran; Tarrant, C. Jane – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The authors studied the regularity and content of supervision sessions in one of the U.K. postgraduate psychiatric training schemes (Mid-Trent). Methods: A questionnaire sent to psychiatry trainees assessed the timing and duration of supervision, content and protection of supervision time, and overall quality of supervision. The authors…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Students, Supervisory Methods, Psychiatry
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Kaplan, Jeremy S.; Lake, MaryBeth – Academic Psychiatry, 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…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Seminars, Medical Schools, Physicians
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Alpert, Jonathan E.; Schlozman, Steve; Badaracco, Mary Anne; Burke, Jay; Borus, Jonathan F. – Academic Psychiatry, 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…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Medical Schools, Psychiatry
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Hunt, Jeffrey; Stubbe, Dorothy E.; Hanson, Mark; Al-Mateen, Cheryl S.; Cuccio, Anne; Dingle, Arden D.; Glowinski, Anne; Guthrie, Elizabeth; Kelley, Kathy; Malloy, Erin M.; Mehlinger, Renee; O'Melia, Anne; Shatkin, Jess; Anders, Thomas F. – Academic Psychiatry, 2008
Objective: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has partnered with the Harvard Macy Program for Healthcare Educators so that selected child and adolescent psychiatry academic faculty might enhance their teaching expertise in order to possibly enhance recruitment of medical students into child and adolescent psychiatry.…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Medical Students, Graduates, Psychiatry
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Malloy, Erin; Hollar, David; Lindsey, Anthony – Academic Psychiatry, 2008
Objective: The authors aimed to determine whether a structured clinical experience in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) during the third-year psychiatry clerkship would impact interest in pursuing careers in psychiatry and CAP. Methods: The authors constructed and administered a post-rotation survey, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Clinical Experience, Adolescents, Graduate Medical Education
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Eyal, Roy; O'Connor, Mary J. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Background/Objective: Alcohol is a teratogen. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) affect about 1% of live births, causing severe impairment. Individuals affected by FASDs are overrepresented in psychiatric settings. This study reports on the education and experience of psychiatry trainees in approaching FASDs. Method: Data were collected from…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Supervision, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Pregnancy
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Rios, Francisco Javier Mesa; Munoz, Maria Del Carmen Lara – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Background: Various rates of alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, and suicide among physician have been reported, generally higher than those in the general population. Psychiatry residents, as other specializing physicians, seem to be prone to suffering them. The prevalence of psychological symptoms among psychiatry residents has not been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students
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Smart, Graham; Thompson, Richard – Written Communication, 2017
This study extends a line of inquiry established by researchers using narrative theory to investigate the discourses of psychiatry. Drawing primarily on theories of narrative and genre, the study analyzes a series of autobiographical books intended for an audience of youth suffering from mental illness. Our research investigates how the rhetorical…
Descriptors: Books, Youth, Mental Disorders, Autobiographies
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Sriraman, Bharath – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to provide the reader, or anyone interested in creativity, a glimpse into the findings of existing psychological and psychiatric literature on manic depression, its occurrence in creative individuals, ways in which it manifests and affects their functioning and creative output (positively and negatively), and the lessons…
Descriptors: Creativity, Psychiatry, Depression (Psychology), Educational Philosophy
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