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Acad Psychiatry. 2004 Spring;28(1):40-6.

Teaching forensic psychiatry to general psychiatry residents.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, USA. lewis@psychiatry.uchc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that general psychiatry residency training programs provide trainees with exposure to forensic psychiatry. Limited information is available on how to develop a core curriculum in forensic psychiatry for general psychiatry residents and few articles have been published on the topic.

METHODS:

The objective of this article is to provide an overview of forensic psychiatry topics likely to be of benefit to general psychiatry residents.

RESULTS:

The article is intended to be a springboard for future development of forensic curricula suitable for residents rather than a blueprint for an educational program.

CONCLUSION:

Although most general psychiatry residents will not specialize in forensic psychiatry, a working knowledge of basic concepts in forensic psychiatry should be considered an important component of general psychiatry education.

PMID:
15140807
DOI:
10.1176/appi.ap.28.1.40
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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