Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 461–464

Improving Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education for Medical Students: An Inter-Organizational Collaborative Action Plan

  • Geraldine S. Fox
  • Saundra Stock
  • Gregory W. Briscoe
  • Gary L. Beck
  • Rita Horton
  • Jeffrey I. Hunt
  • Howard Y. Liu
  • Ashley Partner Rutter
  • Sandra Sexson
  • Steven C. Schlozman
  • Dorothy E. Stubbe
  • Margaret L. Stuber
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1176/appi.ap.11110194

Cite this article as:
Fox, G.S., Stock, S., Briscoe, G.W. et al. Acad Psychiatry (2012) 36: 461. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.11110194

Abstract

Objective

A new Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Medical Education (CAPME) Task Force, sponsored by the Association for Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), has created an inter-organizational partnership between child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) educators and medical student educators in psychiatry. This paper outlines the task force design and strategic plan to address the longstanding dearth of CAP training for medical students.

Method

The CAPME ADMSEP Task Force, formed in 2010, identified common challenges to teaching CAP among ADMSEP’s CAPME Task Force members, utilizing focus-group discussions and a needs-assessment survey. The Task Force was organized into five major sections, with inter-organizational action plans to address identified areas of need, such as portable modules and development of benchmark CAP competencies.

Results

The authors predict that all new physicians, regardless of specialty, will be better trained in CAP. Increased exposure may also improve recruitment into this underserved area.

Copyright information

© Academic Psychiatry 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geraldine S. Fox
    • 1
  • Saundra Stock
    • 2
  • Gregory W. Briscoe
    • 3
  • Gary L. Beck
    • 4
  • Rita Horton
    • 5
  • Jeffrey I. Hunt
    • 6
  • Howard Y. Liu
    • 7
  • Ashley Partner Rutter
    • 8
  • Sandra Sexson
    • 9
  • Steven C. Schlozman
    • 10
  • Dorothy E. Stubbe
    • 11
  • Margaret L. Stuber
    • 12
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychiatryUniv. of ILChicago
  2. 2.Dept. of PsychiatryUniversity of South FloridaTampa
  3. 3.Dept. of PsychiatryEastern Virginia Medical SchoolHampton
  4. 4.Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha
  5. 5.Dept. of PsychiatryLSUHSC Shreveport
  6. 6.Dept. of PsychiatryBrown UniversityProvidence
  7. 7.Dept. of PsychiatryUNMCOmaha
  8. 8.AACAPWashington, DC
  9. 9.Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesGeorgia Health SciencesAugusta
  10. 10.Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBoston
  11. 11.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryYale Child Study CenterNew Haven
  12. 12.Dept. of PsychiatryUCLALos Angeles

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