Using Film as the Basis of an American Culture Course for First-Year Psychiatry Residents
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- Sierles, F.S. Acad Psychiatry (2005) 29: 100. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.29.1.100
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Objective: There is a developing literature on the use of movies for educating psychiatric residents. This may be the first report of the use of film as the basis of a psychiatric resident acculturation course. Method: The author describes an American culture course for PGY-1 psychiatric residents and presents satisfaction and construct validity data. Results: Resident satisfaction was high. Three staff members scored higher than international medical graudates (IMG) residents on a precourse exam. Conclusion: Feature films can be used as the basis for an enjoyable acculturation course.