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Handbook of Psychiatric Education and Faculty Development

Edited by Jerald Kay, M.D., Edward K. Silberman, M.D., and Linda Pessar, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-780-1
  • Item #8780

Description

With decreasing research grant contributions and rapid advancements in psychiatric knowledge, it proves to be a challenging time for academic psychiatrists. Faculty and researchers need to develop new strategies for funding research as well as for keeping medical student curricula up-to-date with the latest psychiatric developments.

The Handbook of Psychiatric Education and Faculty Development is a comprehensive guide to the current issues and challenges of psychiatric educators, researchers, and administrators. The book's numerous contributors have pooled their collective knowledge to address

  • The requirements and resources necessary for a successful career as the clinician-educator, researcher, or administrator
  • Career paths and development issues for academic psychiatrists including factors determining success, mentorship opportunities, criteria for promotion, and tips for publication writing and research
  • The latest information important to experienced psychiatric faculty, including training and education models, techniques for developing and monitoring curricula, sources of material, student evaluation and feedback, educational collaboration with other specialties, and student recruitment
  • Useful tips for the researcher, such as sources for ideas, principle types of designs, ways to get funding, and how to do research without grant support
  • How to teach, evaluate, and administer all aspects of medical student educational programs, residency training, and continuing medical education activities

Complete with numerous charts, tables, and illustrations, this handbook is a one-stop resource for current psychiatric faculty and a good source of information (and inspiration) for residents contemplating such a career.

Contents

Introduction. Section I: Career Pathways in Academic Psychiatry. The development of academic psychiatrists. Development as an educator. Writing for publication. Women in academic psychiatry. Minorities in academic psychiatry. International medical graduates. Psychiatric organizations and professional development. Section II: Psychiatric Research. Development as a researcher. Generating and implementing research ideas. Getting funding for research. Doing research without grant support. Section III: Psychiatric Education. Preclinical undergraduate curricula. Psychiatric clerkships. Undergraduate electives and special activities. Evaluation of students. Educational collaboration with other specialties. Administration of residency programs. Developing and monitoring the curriculum. Fulfilling the special requirements. Evaluation of residents. Special problems. Professional development. Special events. Subspecialization and fellowships. Training in child and adolescent psychiatry. Recruitment of residents. Continuing medical education in psychiatry. Section IV: Psychiatric Administration. Development as an administrator. Health care systems and academic psychiatry. Academic psychiatry and the public sector. Canadian solutions to constricting academic resources. Index.

About the Authors

Jerald Kay, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

Edward K. Silberman, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Education at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kay, Siberman, and Pessar have edited a handbook that is required reading for psychiatric educators and aspiring psychiatric academicians. The Handbook addresses the pressures, necessary skills, and opportunities for psychiatric faculty. With thirty-five national experts, they cover a comprehensive range of perspectives, including education, administration, and career development.—James H. Shore, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Superintendent, Colorado Psychiatric Hospital, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado


This book is a must read for anyone in an academic position or who is interested in an academic career. It is full of useful information not likely to be found elsewhere. This includes how to get published, mentoring, how to get funded, etc. There is excellent information about teaching that should be read by anyone who has to give a lecture. The references are outstanding and indeed this is a book that should be read by anyone in an administrative position in psychiatry as well as faculty members. It is significantly more rich in detail and useful information than the previous edition and needs to be in every departmental library in America.—James H. Scully Jr., M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina


This well-written and comprehensive book will quickly become required reading for academic psychiatry administrators. It is comprehensive, clear, and concise, and is loaded with practical and useful information that can be easily adapted to any academic setting. Every department chair will want to be sure this book is read by all those in departmental leadership.—Allan Tasman, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

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