Curricular adaptations in inpatient child psychiatry for the 21st century: The flexner model revisited

University of Hawai'i, Department of Psychiatry, 1356 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.
Academic Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 0.81). 04/2010; 34(3):195-202. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ap.34.3.195
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The authors describe curricular modifications created in response to the changing culture of medical education, health care systems, academic medicine, and generational differences. The authors propose a model child psychiatry inpatient curriculum that is sustainable within a community teaching hospital in the 21st century.
The authors built upon the existing literature in health care financing, academic medicine, effective leadership, and the collective clinical, educational and administrative experience of its faculty to design a model inpatient curriculum that should be portable to other training programs.
An innovative training model was developed, implemented, and improved over a 5-year period without any additional fiscal resources.
This training model has the potential to improve patient care, resident training, interdisciplinary functioning, and resident satisfaction.

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