Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 490–494 | Cite as

Peer Review for Residents

Special Article



Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) currently requires experiences in administration for psychiatry residents. In response to this challenge, the authors created a peer review workshop.


The authors report on the design, implementation, and outcome of the peer review workshop for PGY-3 and PGY-4 psychiatry residents.


Comparison of pre and post results of a 10-question test given to the resident group showed a statistically significant improvement. Moreover, it was noticed that the discussion among the residents rose to a new level of appreciation of administrative techniques and skills. The residents rated the workshop very favorably and unanimously recommended that the workshop be repeated on a yearly basis at the beginning of the academic year with the previous year’s PGY-3s serving as mentors at each clinical site.


The workshop process described has potential practical application for other psychiatry residency programs that are also attempting to respond to these ACGME challenges.


Academic Psychiatry Psychiatry Resident Peer Review Process Accreditation Council Peer Review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceNorth ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Elgin Mental Health CenterElginUSA
  3. 3.Loyola/Stritch Medical SchoolMaywoodUSA

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