ERIC Number: EJ808816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Forensic Psychiatry to General Psychiatry Residents
Lewis, Catherine F.
Academic Psychiatry, v28 n1 p40-46 Mar 2004
Objective: The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that general psychiatry residency training programs provide trainees with exposure to forensic psychiatry. Limited information is available on how to develop a core curriculum in forensic psychiatry for general psychiatry residents and few articles have been published on the topic. Methods: The objective of this article is to provide an overview of forensic psychiatry topics likely to be of benefit to general psychiatry residents. Results: The article is intended to be a springboard for future development of forensic curricula suitable for residents rather than a blueprint for an educational program. Conclusion: Although most general psychiatry residents will not specialize in forensic psychiatry, a working knowledge of basic concepts in forensic psychiatry should be considered an important component of general psychiatry education.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Core Curriculum, Psychiatry, Physicians, Crime, Accreditation (Institutions), Clinical Experience, Medical Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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