Teaching psychopharmacology: What works and what doesn't

Sidney Zisook, Ira D. Glick, James W. Jefferson, Karen Wagner, Carl Salzman, Eric D. Peselow, Stephen Stahl

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Abstract

How do we best teach clinical psychopharmacology to trainees and clinicians, so they not only increase their knowledge base, but even more importantly also learn to practice the most informed, evidence-based practice possible? This article attempts to answer this elusive question by compiling the individual and combined wisdom of 5 expert psychopharmacology teachers, each of whom draws on years of their own experiences as master educators. The topics covered include teaching clinical psychopharmacological competence in adult psychiatry residency training and in issues specific to both pediatric and geriatric populations, teaching physicians to improve clinical outcomes through continuing medical education, and new developments in adult-centered pedagogy and assessment. Although the focus of this article is on practical pearls found useful in teaching psychiatric residents and practicing physicians, the lessons learned are applicable to other groups of learners such as medical students, other trainees, and nonmedical clinicians. Our goal is to help educators produce competent psychopharmacology clinicians schooled in the latest evidence, capable of keeping up with new knowledge as it becomes available, and practicing both the art and science of expert clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

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Psychopharmacology
Teaching
Psychiatry
Physicians
Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Competence
Knowledge Bases
Evidence-Based Practice
Art
Internship and Residency
Medical Students
Geriatrics
Pediatrics
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Zisook, S., Glick, I. D., Jefferson, J. W., Wagner, K., Salzman, C., Peselow, E. D., & Stahl, S. (2008). Teaching psychopharmacology: What works and what doesn't. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28(1), 96-100. https://doi.org/10.1097/jcp.0b013e3181603f6b

Teaching psychopharmacology : What works and what doesn't. / Zisook, Sidney; Glick, Ira D.; Jefferson, James W.; Wagner, Karen; Salzman, Carl; Peselow, Eric D.; Stahl, Stephen.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 28, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 96-100.

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Zisook, S, Glick, ID, Jefferson, JW, Wagner, K, Salzman, C, Peselow, ED & Stahl, S 2008, 'Teaching psychopharmacology: What works and what doesn't', Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 96-100. https://doi.org/10.1097/jcp.0b013e3181603f6b
Zisook, Sidney ; Glick, Ira D. ; Jefferson, James W. ; Wagner, Karen ; Salzman, Carl ; Peselow, Eric D. ; Stahl, Stephen. / Teaching psychopharmacology : What works and what doesn't. In: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 96-100.
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