Learning Priorities of Staff, Residents, and Students for a Third-Year Psychiatric Clerkship.
Psychiatric clerkships combine classroom instruction with patient care. The different learning experiences in those two settings prompted the authors to survey 86 third-year medical student clerks, 44 staff psychiatrists, and 15 PGY-2 psychiatric residents about the importance of 31 skill and knowledge areas as learning goals for clerks. All groups of respondents included the following five items (16.2%) among the most important: performing a mental status examination, becoming comfortable with psychiatric patients, evaluating suicidally, developing interview skills, and suspecting drug and alcohol problems. The importance placed by staff on aspects of the doctor-patient relationship was not apparent to students, who perceived psychiatric diagnosis as receiving higher priority than staff intended. The implications of these findings for curriculum planning are discussed.
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Chatham-Showalter, P. E., Silberman, E. K., & Hales, R. E. (1993). Learning priorities of staff, residents, and students for a third-year psychiatric clerkship. Academic Psychiatry: The Journal Of The American Association Of Directors Of Psychiatric Residency Training And The Association For Academic Psychiatry, 17(1), 21-25. doi:10.1007/BF03341501
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry
Department of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry