Journal of Psychiatric Education

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 126–137 | Cite as

Child Psychiatry and the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Jerald Kay


The author surveyed child psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, family practitioners, and pediatricians about the role of child psychiatry in the undergraduate medical curriculum. While the four groups were in high agreement on the importance of most topics, nonpsychiatric physicians differed on: the diagnosis of learning disorders, understanding and management of common behavioral problems, adolescent drug abuse, and ability to do brief supportive psychotherapy. A model curriculum is proposed based on survey results.


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© Human Science Press 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerald Kay
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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