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Psychopharmacology curriculum field test.

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Zisook, S; Balon, R; Benjamin, S; Beresin, E; Goldberg, DA; Jibson, MD; Thrall, G
Published in: Acad Psychiatry
2009

OBJECTIVE: As part of an effort to improve psychopharmacology training in psychiatric residency programs, a committee of residency training directors and associate directors adapted an introductory schizophrenia presentation from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology's Model Psychopharmacology Curriculum to develop a multimodal, interactive training module. This article describes the module, its development, and the results of a field trial to test its feasibility and usefulness. METHODS: Nineteen residency programs volunteered to use the module during the first half of the 2007-2008 academic year. Evaluation consisted of a structured phone interview with the training director or teaching faculty of participating programs during February and early March 2008, asking whether and how they used the curriculum, which components they found most useful, and how it was received by faculty and residents. RESULTS: Of the 19 programs, 14 used the module and 13 participated in the evaluation. The most commonly used components were the pre- and postmodule questions, video-enhanced presentation, standard presentation, problem- or team-based teaching module, and other problem-based teaching modules. No two programs used the module in the same fashion, but it was well received by instructors and residents regardless of use. CONCLUSION: The results of this field trial suggest that a dynamic, adult-centered curriculum that is exciting, innovative, and informative enough for a wide variety of programs can be developed; however, the development and programmatic barriers require considerable time and effort to overcome.

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Acad Psychiatry

DOI

EISSN

1545-7230

Publication Date

2009

Volume

33

Issue

5

Start / End Page

358 / 363

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Video Recording
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Development
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Internship and Residency
  • Internet
 

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Zisook, S., Balon, R., Benjamin, S., Beresin, E., Goldberg, D. A., Jibson, M. D., & Thrall, G. (2009). Psychopharmacology curriculum field test. Acad Psychiatry, 33(5), 358–363. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ap.33.5.358
Zisook, Sidney, Richard Balon, Sheldon Benjamin, Eugene Beresin, David A. Goldberg, Michael D. Jibson, and Grace Thrall. “Psychopharmacology curriculum field test.Acad Psychiatry 33, no. 5 (2009): 358–63. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ap.33.5.358.
Zisook S, Balon R, Benjamin S, Beresin E, Goldberg DA, Jibson MD, et al. Psychopharmacology curriculum field test. Acad Psychiatry. 2009;33(5):358–63.
Zisook, Sidney, et al. “Psychopharmacology curriculum field test.Acad Psychiatry, vol. 33, no. 5, 2009, pp. 358–63. Pubmed, doi:10.1176/appi.ap.33.5.358.
Zisook S, Balon R, Benjamin S, Beresin E, Goldberg DA, Jibson MD, Thrall G. Psychopharmacology curriculum field test. Acad Psychiatry. 2009;33(5):358–363.
Journal cover image

Published In

Acad Psychiatry

DOI

EISSN

1545-7230

Publication Date

2009

Volume

33

Issue

5

Start / End Page

358 / 363

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Video Recording
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Development
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Internship and Residency
  • Internet