Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 244–245 | Cite as

Succeeding in Academic Psychiatry

Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Edited by Laura Weiss Roberts and Donald M. Hilty; American Psychiatric Association Publishing; Washington, DC; 2017; ISBN 978-1-61537-058-0; pp. 415; $69 (Paperback)
  • Sidney Zisook
Column: Literary Resource

The Handbook of Career Development and Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Laura Weiss Roberts and Donald M. Hilty, covers the gambit of important considerations in initiating and succeeding in academic psychiatry, from selecting the right residency program to approaching Maintenance of Certification, and just about everything and in between. While much of the focus is on psychiatry careers, the book’s many pearls are equally applicable to academic careers in all of the behavioral sciences, and much of it is applicable to academia in general.

Before getting too far into this review, it is worth noting that I began reading this book with a certain bias: Doctors Roberts and Hilty are long-time friends and people I would go to for advice on academic career issues and professionalism questions even before opening the first page of this book. So, with that caveat aside, I was not disappointed. The editors have amassed a wise and talented group of mostly senior academic...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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