Rediscovering general psychiatry: Creation of an academic division

Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, ON.
Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie (Impact Factor: 2.55). 03/1997; 42(1):58-62.
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To describe the rationale, origins, and goals of a newly created academic division of general psychiatry within a university setting.
Literature review, observation, and description.
Within 2 years of its inception, the General Psychiatry Division of the University of Toronto has begun to realize some of its goals and further elucidate specific objectives.
In an era of increasing academic subspecialization, the preservation of core skills in psychiatry and the recognition of the continuing public need for psychiatric generalists must be enshrined within academic training programs.

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