Research Article

Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 31-37

Standards for Psychiatry Clerkship Directors

  • Thomas W. KuhnAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University
  • , Mitchell J. M. CohenAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College
  • , H. Jonathan PolanAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • , E. Cabrina CampbellAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
  • , Kathleen A. CleggAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University
  • , Amy C. BrodkeyAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, and Friends Hospital

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The authors review the literature relevant to the position of Psychiatry Clerkship Director (PCD) and propose standards regarding the expectations for this position. The standards address qualifications, duties, and competencies in the areas of leadership, administration, education, mentoring, and scholarship, as well as the resources of time, administrative assistance, budget, and compensation required to carry out these duties. This paper has been endorsed by the Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), by the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Medical Student Education, and by the Executive Committee of the American Association of Chairmen of Departments of Psychiatry.