, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 31-37
Date: 09 Jan 2014

Standards for Psychiatry Clerkship Directors

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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.

The authors thank Yolanda Pitts for her assistance in preparing and distributing this manuscript to the ADMSEP membership for their review, and Chris-Ellyn Johanson for reviewing the manuscript and providing editorial suggestions.