Recent advances in medical education have had slow and inconsistent uptake in the field of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. For example, medical education approaches that are routine in other medical specialties – such as standardized patient simulations, objective standardized clinical evaluations (OSCEs), or entrustable professional activities (EPAs) – are in very early stages of development and implementation in the area of psychiatry.
Moreover, stigma towards psychiatry and people with mental illness is prevalent. Starting in medical school, and despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, students commonly report that psychiatric treatments are ineffective and of little utility, and view psychiatry as a non-evidence-based and unscientific medical discipline. Such stigmatizing and inaccurate views can persist throughout postgraduate training and well into practice.
There is an urgent need to bring state-of-the-art teaching and education approaches into all domains of psychiatric education: from the undergraduate level of medical school, through graduate training in residency and fellowships, and into community and academic practice. There currently is a very limited number of peer-reviewed scholarly publications for this type of work – Academic Psychiatry the best known among them (2018 impact factor, 1.660). Having a high-visibility and high-impact publication dedicated to medical education in psychiatry is a modifiable factor that could rapidly enhance interest and foster quality submissions in this scholarly domain. To that end, we, in collaboration with Frontiers in Psychiatry (2018 IF 3.532) are putting out a call for submissions of work at the interface of medical education and psychiatry.
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