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Pato, Michele T.; Cyr, Rebecca L.; Manley, Lucas N.; Morley, Christopher P. – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: A multi-year conference grant (R13) supported an annual pre-meeting that served as a forum for psychiatry residency training directors to learn about and develop educational programs in their residencies in the area of scholarly activity. Methods: The authors sought to measure the success of these programs through both a…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evaluation, Management Development, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Kelly Y. C.; Leung, Patrick W. L.; Mo, Flora Y. M.; Lee, Marshall M. C.; Shea, Caroline K. S.; Chan, Grace F. C.; Che, Kiti K. I.; Luk, Ernest S. L.; Mak, Arthur D. P.; Warrington, Richard; Skuse, David – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder with high levels of co-morbidities. The Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview (3Di) is a relatively new instrument designed to provide dimensional as well as categorical assessment of autistic behaviours among children with normal intelligence. Its sound psychometric properties and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Children
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Shankar, Rohit; Laugharne, Richard; Pritchard, Colin; Joshi, Pallavi; Dhar, Romika – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The Attitudes to Psychiatry Scale (APS) is a tool used to assess medical students' attitudes toward psychiatry. This study sought to examine the internal validity of the APS in order to identify dimensions within the questionnaire. Method: Using data collected from 549 medical students from India and Ghana, the authors analyzed 28…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Psychiatry
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Laugharne, Jonathan; Appiah-Poku, John; Laugharne, Richard; Stanley, Susanne – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The aim of the current study was to evaluate a short review course in psychiatry conducted at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology medical school and any change in student interest in a career in psychiatry. Method: Students were asked to complete a general psychiatric knowledge questionnaire before and immediately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Interests, Medical Schools, Psychiatry
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Bhuvaneswar, Chaya; Stern, Theodore; Beresin, Eugene – Academic Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: The authors discuss journal writing in learning emergency psychiatry. Methods: The journal of a psychiatry intern rotating through an emergency department is used as sample material for analysis that could take place in supervision or a resident support group. A range of articles are reviewed that illuminate the relevance of journal…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Psychiatry, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Students
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Brenner, Adam M. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The author describes the results of a reflection exercise for psychiatry clerkship students. Method: The author performed a qualitative analysis on 100 "reflection" papers written by medical students in their psychiatry clerkship and identified the most prominent thematic content. Results: The most common thematic content involved…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry, Patients
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Lyons, Zaza; Laugharne, Jonathan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Multiculturalism is a familiar concept in many developed countries. While cultural competency training is part of most medical curricula, training in cultural psychiatry at the undergraduate level is typically minimal. It is important that medical graduates are both culturally competent and able to respond to the mental health needs of patients…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, Patients
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Faulkner, Larry R.; Juul, Dorthea; Andrade, Naleen N.; Brooks, Beth Ann; Colenda, Christopher C.; Guynn, Robert W.; Mrazek, David A.; Reus, Victor I.; Schneidman, Barbara S.; Shaw, Kailie R. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This article reviews the current status and recent trends in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) psychiatric subspecialties and discusses the implications of those trends as well as several key questions whose answers may well determine subspecialty viability. Methods: Data are presented on specialty and subspecialty…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Graduates, Psychiatry, Neurology
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Sexson, Sandra B.; Thomas, Christopher R.; Pope, Kayla – Academic Psychiatry, 2008
Objective: Previous studies indicate declining interest in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) as a career choice during psychiatry residency training. Programs have developed integrated training in psychiatry and CAP as a means to address the workforce shortage in CAP, but little is known about the number or nature of these training tracks.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Graduate Medical Education, Career Choice, Psychiatry
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Rutherford, Bret R.; Hellerstein, David J. – Academic Psychiatry, 2008
Objective: To determine the degree to which the medical humanities have been integrated into the fields of internal medicine and psychiatry, the authors assessed the presence of medical humanities articles in selected psychiatry and internal medicine journals from 1950 to 2000. Methods: The journals searched were the three highest-ranking…
Descriptors: Intervals, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Humanities
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Keith, Samuel J.; Buckley, Peter F. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: Effective leadership in academic medicine requires a broad constellation of skills, experiences, and core values. The authors sought to describe and define these. Method: The authors conducted a web-based survey among 132 Chairs of North American departments of psychiatry. Results: Eighty-five Chairs (64%) responded to the survey, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Department Heads, Medical Education, Psychiatry
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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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Roman, Brenda; Borges, Nicole; Morrison, Ann K. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Background: Despite a large percentage of health care costs being related to smoking, obesity, and substance abuse, most physicians are not confident in motivating patients to change health behaviors. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a directive, patient-centered approach for eliciting behavior change. The purpose of this study was to teach…
Descriptors: Obesity, Role Playing, Substance Abuse, Smoking
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Goldman, Stuart; Demaso, David R.; Kemler, Beth – Academic Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: This study assessed the implementation of psychiatry morbidity and mortality rounds (M&Ms) on the clinical and educational practice in a children's hospital. Methods: Attendees to monthly M&Ms between July 2005 and May 2007 included staff and trainees from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, and social work. Cases were selected based on a…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Communication Problems, Hospitals, Risk Management
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Hodapp, Robert M.; Dykens, Elisabeth M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
We begin this article by examining the role of intellectual disabilities within child psychiatry, highlighting the relatively steady role of disabilities and the recent movement to examine behavior in specific genetic syndromes. We next propose five questions for future work. Questions relate to (1) specifying the nature of gene-brain-behavior…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Psychiatry, Children, Age Differences
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