The Future of Psychiatry: Early Career Psychiatrists

  • Felipe Picon
  • Hussien Elkholy
  • Mariana Pinto da Costa
  • Prashanth Puspanathan
  • Takashi Nakamae
  • Florian Riese


Early career psychiatrists (ECPs) are defined as psychiatry trainees and psychiatrists in their first 7 years since finishing specialty training in their respective home countries. Although this may be a critical moment in the careers of new psychiatrists, it also can be an important period for development and achievement. The goal of this chapter is to briefly state the many possible areas of action for early career psychiatrists, to increase awareness of their current importance, and to stress their crucial role in the future of psychiatry.


Trainees Residents Early career psychiatrists Psychiatric training Medical education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe Picon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hussien Elkholy
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mariana Pinto da Costa
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
  • Prashanth Puspanathan
    • 1
    • 6
  • Takashi Nakamae
    • 1
    • 7
  • Florian Riese
    • 1
    • 8
  1. 1.Early Career Psychiatrists SectionWorld Psychiatric Association (WPA)GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  4. 4.Hospital de Magalhães LemosUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  5. 5.Unit for Social and Community PsychiatryQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  6. 6.Department of PsychiatryAlfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  7. 7.Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medical ScienceKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan
  8. 8.Psychiatric University Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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