Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Pinto da Costa, M
Guerra, C
Malta, R
Moura, M
Carvalho, S
Mendonca, D
Title: Psychiatry training towards a global future: trainees' perspective in Portugal
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Introduction: Psychiatry is influenced by society changes, so it should be permanently updating itself, foreseeing future behaviours and pathologies. This study aims to describe psychiatry trainee’s opinion in Portugal concerning their training and the modifications they would want to witness in the near future. Material and Methods: A structured questionnaire of 26 questions was developed by the Portuguese Association of Psychiatry Trainees and sent via email. Results: The percentage of responses was 41.5%. The majority of the trainees were satisfied with their formation. However, some changes were pointed out concerning obligatory and optional placements. Most trainees claimed psychotherapy should be included in their training, along with an easier access to investigational procedures and clinical training opportunities abroad. Discussion and Conclusion: This detailed perspective can facilitate the transformation of the curricula throughout Portugal and Europe, allowing the improvement of psychiatry training, as well as the enhancement of mental health care.
Subject: Medical education
Menthal Health Services
Source: Acta Med Port, vol. 26(4), p. 357-360
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Nacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:ISPUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Nacional

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
PintoGuerra2013.pdf231.52 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.