Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 39–43 | Cite as

Starting Fights: The Debate as Teaching Tool

  • Mary Ganguli
  • Michael Rancurello
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During a one-year experiment in postgraduate psychiatric education, residents participated in live debates instead of attending traditional lectures and seminars. A variety of controversial topics in psychiatry were covered. Both residents and faculty rated the debate as a thought-provoking and highly effective teaching tool, and a fun one, to boot.


Live Debate Junior Faculty Member Outpatient Commitment Debate Series Effective Teaching Tool 
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© Academic Psychiatry 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ganguli
    • 1
  • Michael Rancurello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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