Long-term Evaluation of a Psychiatry Clerkship

Mary Frances Schottstaedt, Michael O’Boyle, Russell Gardner, Charles E. Holzer

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For over 14 years, students completing a psychiatry clerkship were asked to rate their educational experience. Comparisons were made across clinical assignment, length of rotation (6 vs. 8 weeks), and teaching modes. Consultation and acute services were rated higher than open adult or child/adolescent services. General units were rated higher than specialty units. Ratings were higher for 8-week rotations, and case conferences were preferred to lecture formats. Ratings were not significantly correlated with National Board of Medical Examiners examination scores, which were higher during years with 8-week rotations and case conferences. There was a tendency for students on the consultation and acute services to enter psychiatry residencies at a higher rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Schottstaedt, M. F., O’Boyle, M., Gardner, R., & Holzer, C. E. (1991). Long-term Evaluation of a Psychiatry Clerkship. Academic Psychiatry, 15(3), 137-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03341937