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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 434–435 | Cite as

Academic Psychiatry Elective: Mentored Academic Leadership Development for Medical Students

  • Glenda Wrenn
  • Victoria Johnson
  • Otega Edukuye
  • Monifa Seawell
Column: Educational Case Report

Developing future leaders in academic psychiatry requires early engagement in the process of career identity development process. Increasing diversity within psychiatry and recruiting top-tier students into careers in psychiatry are additional needs. Several studies have cited elective experiences as important to recruitment into psychiatry as a specialty [1]. For many medical students, the clerkship experience does not provide sufficient exposure to the diversity of academic career paths available within psychiatry. Educational research and clinical teaching excellence are the foundation of a successful clinician-educator career track, but with a few exceptions, development of academic electives is not represented adequately in the literature [2]. To address these recruitment and career development needs, we designed an elective to expose students to the career path of academic psychiatry via mentored research experience, didactic activities, career development, and exposure to...

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenda Wrenn
    • 1
  • Victoria Johnson
    • 1
  • Otega Edukuye
    • 1
  • Monifa Seawell
    • 1
  1. 1.Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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