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Cultural Psychiatry Education during Psychiatric Residency

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At a time when more important information is known about cultural influences in psychiatry, a survey indicates that markedly less is being taught residents on this subject. Problems in defining what needs to be taught and how to do it are discussed. It seems than an emphasis during PGY1 and 2 on the cultural identity on the residents themselves will stimulate them to become more interested in the theoretical and practical issues which can be presented in the PGY 3 and/or 4 years.

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Moffic, H.S., Kendrick, E.A., Reid, K. et al. Cultural Psychiatry Education during Psychiatric Residency. Acad Psychiatry 12, 90–101 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03399997

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