Preparing Psychiatrists to do Educational Research
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Creative and curious psychiatric teachers who desire to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of educational and training experiences do psychiatric educational research. Researchable questions arise daily concerning students, teachers, instructional variables, the context of education, and outcomes. Worthwhile questions are stimulating, address important gaps in theoretical and/or practical literature, are feasible to study, and are likely to have meaningful impact. Those preparing to be educational researchers require proficiency in research design, writing, and conducting protocols, and in acquiring necessary resources to carry out their studies successfully. Professional development may take place via informal pathways as well as formal programs available locally, by means of distance-learning, and through nationally sponsored fellowships.
KeywordsMedical Student Medical Education Educational Research Academic Psychiatry Continue Medical Education
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