Implementation of a Longitudinal Mentorship Program for Quality of Life, Mental Health, and Motivation of Brazilian Medical Students
AbstractObjectivesMentoring has been used as a strategy for mental health prevention and the promotion of quality of life in medical students, with mixed results. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of mental health, quality of life, and academic motivation of medical students after implementation of a longitudinal curricular mentoring program relative to those students without mentoring in their curricula.MethodThe results of the mentoring program were assessed by comparing two classes of 2nd-year students of a school of medicine (one that had received mentoring since admission and another which had no exposur...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychotherapy and the Professional Identity of Psychiatry in the Age of Neuroscience
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Entrustable Professional Activities in Psychiatry: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThe concept of EPA-based curricula seems to become increasingly present, a focus in the specialty of psychiatry both in UME and GME. The lack of empirical research in this context is an important limitation for educational practice recommendations. Currently there is only preliminary but promising data available for using EPAs with regard to educational outcomes. EPAs seem to be effectively used from a curriculum design perspective for UME and GME in psychiatry. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Between Scylla and Charybdis: a Primer for Navigating a Department of Psychiatry in the Increasingly Complex Waters of Academic Medicine
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Variations in Application Instructions for Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships
ConclusionsThis study found considerable variations among online application instructions for US forensic psychiatry fellowships. Although many factors shape recruitment into forensic psychiatry fellowships, improving the consistency and the transparency of application instructions might decrease stress related to the application cycle and streamline recruitment into the field. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

E-Library of Authentic Patient Videos Improves Medical Students ’ Mental Status Examination
AbstractObjectiveDuring psychiatric rotation, clerkship students must learn the clinical skill of recording an accurate Mental Status Examination (MSE). The authors built a video e-library consisting of 23 authentic patient videos that were accessible on a secure website during the rotation period, aimed at assisting students ’ acquisition of MSE skills.MethodsThe authors conducted a prospective case comparison study investigating the impact of the video e-library as “add-on” intervention, on acquisition of MSE skills, as measured by a test consisting of three videos with adjoining forced choice questionn...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Unconscious Bias and the Diagnosis of Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD in African American and Hispanic Youth
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comfort Level and Barriers to the Appropriate Use of Clozapine: a Preliminary Survey of US Psychiatric Residents
ConclusionsForty-one percent of the respondents did not feel comfortable with clozapine prescription. Major concerns cited included the side effect profile as well as lack of experience and training. The majority of the respondents felt that they would be more comfortable prescribing clozapine if they had the opportunity to train in a clozapine clinic. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Recruitment to Psychiatry in Canada: a COUPE Perspective
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Editor Emeritus: Celebrating Dr. Laura Roberts
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Validation
AbstractTrauamatic experiences are often difficult to validate. The poem describes an episode where such validation was possible, through the use of film from childhood. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Implicit Stigma Recognition and Management for Health Professionals
ConclusionsImplicit stigma recognition and management is a useful educational strategy for reducing stigma among health professionals. Once stigma is recognized, curricular interventions may promote behavioral change by encouraging explicit alternative behaviors that are sustained through social reinforcement within inter-professional teams. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study on the Barriers to Learning in a Primary Care-Behavioral Health Integration Program in an Academic Hospital: the Family Medicine Perspective
ConclusionsThe study findings highlight the importance of several factors for the successful implementation of a co-located academic primary care-behavioral health integrated model. This includes the formalization of program structure that encompasses shared vision, goals, roles, and responsibilities; coordinated processes for appointment bookings; team communication and patient engagement; and diverse educational and longitudinal care opportunities. With the growing number of integrated care programs, these results provide guidance for health care leaders involved in the design and management of primary care-behavioral he...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Improving Psychiatric and Complex Case Formulation: an Assessment of the Accuracy and Time to Complete the Biopsychosocial/Three Ps (BPS/PPP) Approach
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clinical Curiosity in Psychiatric Residency Training: Implications for Education and Practice
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prospective Physician Awareness of the Associations Between Social Media and Mental Health
ConclusionsFindings from this study suggest the need for educational resources to train future physicians in screening, identifying, and counseling patients on associations between social media and mental health. The small numbers in this study are a limiting factor for the validity of result interpretation. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

#MeToo and Female Patients with Major Mental Disorders: What Should Academic Psychiatry Do?
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Physical Examination Skills Among Chief Residents in Psychiatry: Practices, Attitudes, and Self-Perceived Knowledge
AbstractObjectivesThe authors investigated the attitudes, self-perceived competence, and the need for a dedicated curriculum on physical examination skills among chief residents in psychiatry.MethodsA voluntary 28-item web-based questionnaire was distributed to psychiatry chief residents in the USA between January 2019 and February 2019.ResultsOf 181 chief residents, 79 (response rate, 44%) completed the online survey. The majority of chief residents want to improve their physical exam skills (64%) and believe that there should be a targeted curriculum aimed at incorporating these skills into everyday psychiatric practice ...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatric Burnout and How We Heal
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Teaching Practice-Based Learning on Inpatient Psychiatric Services
ConclusionsThis case-based and learner-driven peer teaching model based on an active learning model allows for quick integration of new material into the curriculum with resident satisfaction. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Simulate to Stimulate: Manikin-Based Simulation in the Psychiatry Clerkship
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence and Socio-Demographic Correlates of Mental Health Problems Among Iranian Health Sciences Students
ConclusionsEthnicity, birthplace, discipline, and maternal educational level were major determinants of mental health status among health sciences students. Further research should be undertaken to determine the prevalence of psychological disorders using more reliable diagnostic interview. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Didactic Broadway: Using Musical Theater in Psychiatric Education
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - October 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Learning from Our Patients: Training Psychiatry Residents in Refugee Mental Health
ConclusionsThis study ’s findings highlight the complexities of effectively treating refugee patients and suggest ideas for training residents. Additionally, they offer important frameworks for developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally responsive practices in the context of training psychiatry residents and o ther mental health professionals. An essential key to this process was giving voice to refugees who accessed and engaged our services. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Continuing the Quiet Revolution: Developing Introverted Leaders in Academic Psychiatry
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Recruitment of Black Men and Women into Academic Psychiatry
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Downstream Effects of Grade Policy Changes
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

A Structured Approach to Introducing Residents to Group Therapy Leadership
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Trauma Survey
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

In the Lions ’ Den: How Chaplaincy Can Inform Psychiatry
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Living in the Now
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Associations Between National Board Exam Performance and Residency Program Emphasis on Patient Safety and Interprofessional Teamwork
Conclusion:Residency programs emphasizing patient safety and effective interprofessional teamwork had above-average first-time national board pass rates. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Just Admit It: We Should Stop Using the Word Admit
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Smoking Cessation Prescribing and Referral Practices Among Psychiatry Residents
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Potential Effect of the Psychiatric Clerkship and Contact-Based Hypothesis on Explicit and Implicit Stigmatizing Attitudes of Canadian Medical Students Towards Mental Illness
AbstractObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to assess if having completed a psychiatric clerkship or having increased exposure to mental illness in general was associated with reduced explicit and implicit stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness in undergraduate medical students.MethodsA secondary analysis of data specific to medical students from McMaster University was completed. Data were obtained through a cross-sectional survey administered electronically. It consisted of a demographic questionnaire, the Opening Minds Scale for Healthcare Providers (OMS-HC) 12-item survey, and an Implicit Association Test (IA...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Improving Psychiatry Resident Knowledge and Reported Practices Regarding Patient Access to Medications and Safe Disposal
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Integrated Residency in Psychiatry: an Innovative Model of Medical Training in Brazil
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Just Here for Detox
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful Clerkship
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Measuring Self-Compassion in Medical Students: Factorial Validation of the Self-Compassion Scale –Short Form (SCS-SF)
AbstractObjectiveThe primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the factorial structure of the short-form version of the self-compassion scale (SCS-SF) and validate its use with medical students.MethodsTwo hundred medical students completed an electronic questionnaire containing the 12-item SCS-SF and the 16-item Oldenburg burnout inventory. The authors performed reliability and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) to evaluate the internal consistency and factorial structure of the SCS-SF scores, and correlational analyses to examine relationships of self-compassion with student engagement and exhaustion.ResultsThe intern...
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Re-examining Psychiatry Residents ’ Perspectives of Primary Care
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Sleep Patterns and Risky Driving Behaviors in Clinical Medical and Nursing Students
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence of and Preparedness to Address Inappropriate Sexual Behavior from Patients During Psychiatry Training: a Pilot Study
ConclusionExperiences involving inappropriate sexual behavior are prevalent among the mental health trainees surveyed, but most trainees did not feel that they received adequate training in preparation for or supervision after their experiences. Creating training or establishing protocols to respond to inappropriate sexual behavior may help trainees feel more capable and safer. Further studies are needed to understand inappropriate sexual behavior ’s impact on trainees and patient care, as well as to assess the efficacy of training and protocols developed to manage inappropriate sexual behavior. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comment on: LGBT-Specific Education in General Psychiatry Residency Programs: a Survey of Program Directors
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Three-Year Longitudinal Follow-up of the Psychiatry Early Experience Program (PEEP): Gaining and Sustaining Positive Attitudes Towards Psychiatry in Students at a UK Medical School
ConclusionsThe results offer some support that exposure to clinical psychiatry through longitudinal shadowing experiences can sustain positive attitudes. Areas for development include using a control group and following-up participants to the point when they specialize. It remains unclear whether it is most effective to select participants based on established commitment to psychiatry or to try to influence students who are still undecided. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - August 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Videoconferencing Technology to Facilitate a Pilot Training Course in Advanced Psychopharmacology for Psychiatrists
ConclusionsThis course provides preliminary evidence that an online, live longitudinal course in psychopharmacology is both acceptable and effective, both for CME learners and teachers. The authors plan to disseminate this model of CME to other institutions while extending the reach of the present course to more diverse practitioners. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family Skills for the Resident Toolbox: the 10-min Genogram, Ecomap, and Prescribing Homework
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatric Skepticism in Medical Education: Why We Need Philosophy
(Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Characteristics Associated with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Among Medical Residents: Results from the DEPRESS-Ohio Study
ConclusionsA substantial proportion of depressed residents have suicidal thoughts, and most are not receiving treatment. Depressed residents may perceive the availability of support from their program director differently than their non-depressed colleagues, and may perceive greater risk to medical licensure if they seek treatment. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study Exploring the Determinants, Coping, and Effects of Stress in United Kingdom Trainee Doctors
ConclusionsA range of determinants contributes to stress in trainee doctors and they utilize a range of mechanisms to cope. Stress in their working lives can also affect their wellbeing and careers. These findings could be used to improve the understanding of stress in trainee doctors and assist in the development of supportive interventions. (Source: Academic Psychiatry)
Source: Academic Psychiatry - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research