Teaching scholarly activity in psychiatric training: years 6 and 7.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To address nationally recognized needs for increased numbers of psychiatric clinician-scholars and physician-scientists, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) has provided a series of full-day conferences of psychiatry residency training directors designed to increase their competence in evidence-based medicine, enhance their research literacy, and aid them in transmitting that knowledge to their programs. METHOD: These conferences take place on the day before AADPRT's annual meeting. Each year's pre-meeting conference includes a series of morning plenary sessions covering new information pertaining to a contemporary clinical theme. RESULTS: The clinical theme serves as a vehicle to teach evidence-based practice and research and neuroscience literacy. The theme is carried into the afternoon with a series of highly interactive small-group teaching sessions designed to consolidate knowledge and provide pragmatic teaching tools appropriate for residents. A detailed report of the first 5 years documented the excellent attendance, perceived satisfaction, and usefulness of the material. CONCLUSION: This report highlights the evolution of the program from the first 5 years to Years 6 and 7, details how new pedagogic and funding challenges have been approached, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the revised format, and describes plans for the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zisook, S; Boland, R; Cowley, D; Cyr, RL; Pato, MT; Thrall, G

Published Date

  • March 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 86

PubMed ID

  • 23475234

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3835692

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-7230

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.ap.11110205


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States