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Improving Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education for Medical Students: An Interorganizational Collaborative Action Plan

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posted on 06.12.2013 by Geraldine Fox, Saundra Stock, Greg Briscoe, Gary Beck, Rita Horton, Jeffrey Hunt, Howard Liu, Ashley Partner, Sandra Sexson, Steven Schlozman, Dorothy Stubbe, Margaret Stuber
OBJECTIVE: A new Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Medical Education (CAPME) Task Force, sponsored by the Association for Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), has created an inter-organizational partnership between child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) educators and medical student educators in psychiatry. This paper outlines the task force design and strategic plan to address the long-standing dearth of CAP training for medical students. METHOD: The CAPME ADMSEP Task Force, formed in 2010, identified common challenges to teaching CAP among ADMSEP's CAPME Task Force members, utilizing focus-group discussions and a needs-assessment survey. The Task Force was organized into five major sections, with inter-organizational action plans to address identified areas of need, such as portable modules and development of benchmark CAP competencies. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: The authors predict that all new physicians, regardless of specialty, will be better trained in CAP. Increased exposure may also improve recruitment into this underserved area.

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© 2012 American Psychiatric Publishing. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Academic Psychiatry. It is not the copy of record. The original publication is available at http://www.appi.org/; DOI:10.1176/appi.ap.11110194

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American Psychiatric Publishing

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en_US

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1545-7230

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01/11/2012

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