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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 414–419 | Cite as

A 2-year Progress Report of the AACAP-Harvard Macy Teaching Scholars Program

  • Jeffrey Hunt
  • Dorothy E. Stubbe
  • Mark Hanson
  • Cheryl S. Al-Mateen
  • Anne Cuccio
  • Arden D. Dingle
  • Anne Glowinski
  • Elizabeth Guthrie
  • Kathy Kelley
  • Erin M. Malloy
  • Renee Mehlinger
  • Anne O’Melia
  • Jess Shatkin
  • Thomas F. Anders
Original Article

Abstract

Objective

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has partnered with the Harvard Macy Program for Healthcare Educators so that selected child and adolescent psychiatry academic faculty might enhance their teaching expertise in order to possibly enhance recruitment of medical students into child and adolescent psychiatry.

Methods

Thirteen child psychiatry faculty have graduated from the AACAP-Harvard Macy Teaching Scholars Program (HMTSP). There are 10 additional child and adolescent psychiatry faculty members in the process of completing the program. A survey was created to broadly assess the effect of the AACAP-HMTSP training on the first 13 graduates of the program as a pilot to guide future study of the program. Three teaching scholars who are the first authors of this article (JH, DS, MH) conducted this survey and the data interpretation for this study.

Results

Thirteen of the scholars submitted responses to the survey. All participants indicated a high degree of satisfaction with the HMTSP and with the overall usefulness of the concepts learned. All but one of the scholars reported that the program enhanced their teaching effectiveness. The scholars reported increased teaching of medical students (9 of 13) and psychiatry residents (6 of 13) after the HMTSP.

Conclusion

The AACAP-Harvard Macy Teaching Scholars reported high levels of satisfaction with the overall program. Whether the reported increase in medical student and psychiatry resident mentoring and teaching will eventually lead to increased medical student recruitment into child and adolescent psychiatry remains to be determined.

Keywords

Medical Student Academic Psychiatry Child Psychiatry Psychiatry Resident Teaching Scholar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Hunt
    • 1
  • Dorothy E. Stubbe
    • 2
  • Mark Hanson
    • 3
  • Cheryl S. Al-Mateen
    • 4
  • Anne Cuccio
    • 5
  • Arden D. Dingle
    • 6
  • Anne Glowinski
    • 7
  • Elizabeth Guthrie
    • 8
  • Kathy Kelley
    • 9
  • Erin M. Malloy
    • 10
  • Renee Mehlinger
    • 11
  • Anne O’Melia
    • 12
  • Jess Shatkin
    • 13
  • Thomas F. Anders
    • 14
  1. 1.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryBrown Medical School, Bradley HospitalEast ProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  4. 4.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryVirginia Commonwealth School of MedicineRichmondUSA
  5. 5.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  6. 6.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  7. 7.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  8. 8.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryColumbia University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  9. 9.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  10. 10.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  11. 11.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryRush School of Medicine in ChicagoChicagoUSA
  12. 12.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  13. 13.Child and Adolescent PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  14. 14.Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUC Davis M.I.N.D. InstituteSacramentoUSA

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