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May 13, 1939

Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Psychiatric Education Undergraduate Instruction, Baltimore, Maryland, April 8-10, 1936

JAMA. 1939;112(19):1993. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800190107035

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Abstract

In April 1936 the Fourth Conference on Psychiatric Education was held in Baltimore with Adolph Meyer in the chair. The present volume is a report of the proceedings of this conference and is an extremely comprehensive survey of the subject of psychiatric education. Many reports are included which discuss how much of the medical school schedule is devoted in various universities at the present time to the presenting of psychiatric material to the student. Papers were read in which the ideal curriculum in psychiatry for medical students was considered, and such features as the need of premedical psychology courses and the relationship of other parts of the medical curriculum to psychiatry were discussed in some detail. Considerable attention was devoted to the matter of how psychiatry should be taught, how the class work should be divided, the purpose of ward walks and the need for special training in the teaching

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