, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 275-282
Date: 09 Apr 2014

Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience Milestones for General Psychiatry Trainees

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For nearly 50 years, psychiatric thought leaders have suggested that advances in our understanding of the brain should lead psychiatry training to include more clinical neuroscience [113]. The importance to psychiatric training of a foundation in neurology has been acknowledged since at least 1939, when the predecessor of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, established the requirement that “a program of graduate studies should run concurrently with clinical instruction, covering the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurophysiology, psychobiology, and psychopathology [14].” In 1987, the ACGME and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) initiated the current two-month neurology experience requirement. The 2007 ACGME Program Requirements in Psychiatry included little guidance as to the content or goals of this experience beyond “supervised clinical experi