The field of academic psychiatry focuses on the education and training of psychiatrists, from medical school and residency through career development and lifelong learning. An academic psychiatrist juggles multiple roles, combining clinical, administrative and educational responsibilities. As a director or faculty member of a university psychiatry department, the academic psychiatrist teaches and mentors the next generation of physicians and scientists. Psychiatrists in academia contribute new knowledge to the field through research and clinical trials and may also maintain a private practice.
Career Guides for Psychiatry Faculty and Residents
American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes guides and handbooks to help psychiatrists acquire the breadth of skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in academic psychiatry.
|Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers professional perspectives and practical advice in building a career in psychiatry. |
|Handbook of Psychiatric Education covers all aspects of academic psychiatry responsibilities in teaching students and residents. |
|Academic Psychiatry is a journal of original scholarly research focused on innovative psychiatric education and professional development in academic psychiatry. It is the official journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), and the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP).|
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