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June 1947

News and Comment

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;57(6):779. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300290139010

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TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIATRISTS  The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., makes the following suggestions for a three year full time training program for psychiatrists:

  1. One year of inpatient work with an adequate variety of psychiatric conditions.

  2. Six months of full time outpatient clinic work, or its equivalent, with emphasis on the study and treatment of psychoneurotic patients, with a minimum of twenty interviews per week per resident.

  3. Six months of work in neurology—half-time clinical and half-time basic.

  4. Six months of half-time service in the psychiatric aspects of general medical and surgical conditions.

  5. Six months of half-time work in child psychiatry and experience in working with psychologists and psychiatric social workers.

  6. Six months of specialized institutional psychiatry (feeblemindedness, epilepsy, forensic psychiatry, penology, drug and alcohol addiction, and so forth).

  7. During these three years it is recommended that there be available teaching ward rounds, staff conferences, seminars, journal clubs, adequate

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