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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 268–270 | Cite as

Video-Teleconferencing With Medical Students to Improve Exposure to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Samuel J. Pullen
  • Jacob C. White
  • Carlos A. Salgado
  • Sourav Sengupta
  • Christopher R. Takala
  • Sean Tai
  • Cosima Swintak
  • Jess P. Shatkin
Brief Report

Abstract

Objective

The chronic workforce shortage in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) remains a germane issue that has been difficult to deal with effectively. Collaboration between medical schools without sufficient CAP resources and those with enough to share may help improve interest in the field.

Method

This lecture series piloted a collaborative effort between CAP residents from a Midwest academic center and student-led interest groups from two osteopathic medical schools. CAP residents led nine interactive lectures with medical students on relevant topics, using video-teleconferencing. Baseline and follow-up surveys were used to assess attitudes and responses to the lecture series.

Results

A group of 175 students completed the baseline survey; 43 students completed the follow-up survey; 21 of 43 (48%) reported that the lectures would positively influence their career choice toward CAP.

Conclusions

Interactive lectures via video teleconferencing demonstrated potential to improve medical students’ exposure to CAP, and they were well received in this initial pilot study.

Keywords

Medical Student Academic Psychiatry Adolescent Psychiatry Lecture Series Acad Psychiatry 
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© Academic Psychiatry 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel J. Pullen
    • 1
  • Jacob C. White
    • 2
  • Carlos A. Salgado
    • 1
  • Sourav Sengupta
    • 3
  • Christopher R. Takala
    • 1
  • Sean Tai
    • 4
  • Cosima Swintak
    • 1
  • Jess P. Shatkin
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Psychiatry and PsychologyMayo ClinicRochester
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic MedicineYakima
  3. 3.Dept. of Psychiatry and PsychologyUniversity of Pittsburg Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburgh
  4. 4.Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia CampusBlacksburg
  5. 5.Child Study CenterNew York UniversityNew York

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