Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Psychopharmacology During Residency Training

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The rationale for a "model" psychopharmacologycurriculum is clear: (1) the knowledgeand skills of many recent graduatesof psychiatric training programs regardingclinical psychopharmacology leave room forimprovement; (2) the amount of new informationto learn is rapidly expanding; and(3) available resources to teach this materialare dwindling, as clinical and other academicdemands deflect faculty from their teachingroles. Hence, a model curriculum, includingactual teaching guidelines and materials developedby experts, that could be used in multipleeducational sites around the countrywould seem to be a natural evolution for thefield.1A "Model Curriculum" was developed inthe 1980s2 and updated and revised severaltimes in the 1990s3 and early 2000s.4,5‘ ‹

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