Psychiatry resident/fellow-initiated and -designed multi-modal psychopharmacology curriculum for major depressionPsychiatry Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry
Medical Subject HeadingsPsychopharmacology; Internship and Residency; Curriculum; Depressive Disorder, Major
AbstractPsychiatric residency programs must train psychiatrists to be proficient in psychopharmacology, despite having a limited number of faculty who are student-centered, knowledgeable, and effective educators in psychopharmacology as well as time constraints on those faculty who are available. Although almost all psychiatrists prescribe medications, residency programs are not required to demonstrate their competency in clinical psychopharmacology. An assessment of psychopharmacology competency on American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) examinations suggests that residents are not being adequately trained in psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology is traditionally taught through didactics and apprenticeship; these teaching methods have drawbacks, including large lecture formats with passive learning and small-group learning, with overemphasis on difficult-to-treat cases. Therefore, the development of a multi-modal curriculum to support psychopharmacology education in U.S. adult psychiatry residency training programs that addresses these shortcomings would be an important step forward.
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Citation InformationKristina M. Deligiannidis, Ragy R. Girgis, Adams Lau, Richard Balon, et al.. "Psychiatry resident/fellow-initiated and -designed multi-modal psychopharmacology curriculum for major depression" Vol. 36 Iss. 5 (2012) ISSN: 1042-9670 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristina_deligiannidis/12/