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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 743–745 | Cite as

Becoming a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Spain: trainees’ perspectives

  • Marina Fàbrega Ribera
  • Daniel Ilzarbe
ESCAP Communication

Open image in new window Child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) is generally recognized as an independent specialty from adult psychiatry, and most countries require specialist training in CAP [1]. In Spain, CAP as a specialty was only legally recognised in 2014 [2]. Developing specific training in CAP will require a global change in the Spanish medical training system; however, proposed plans to do this were recently rejected in court [3]. The lack of specific training in CAP may make it more difficult to accomplish the particular competencies of this field. Little is known about the experience of trainees interested in CAP in countries where there is only a general psychiatry training [4]. Thus, we performed a study in Spain aiming to evaluate the current situation of trainees interested in CAP involved in general psychiatry training.

A cross-sectional observational study was performed through an online survey. We included Spanish Psychiatry Trainees in their last year of training and...

Notes

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Conflict of interest

M. Fàbrega Ribera and D. Ilzarbe are granted with a fellowship for Child and Adolescent by Fundación Alicia Koplowitz.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Centre for Psychiatry, Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Alicia Koplowitz Foundation’s FellowshipMadridSpain
  3. 3.Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and NeuroscienceKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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