Postgraduate training in psychiatry in Asia
Mohan Isaac, Helal U Ahmed, Santosh K Chaturvedi, Malcolm J Hopwood, Afzal Javeed, Shigenobu Kanba, Ali Ahsan Mufti, Albert Maramiis, Rene M Samaniego, Pichet Udomratn, Yanling He, Nor Z Zainal, Norman Sartorius
CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To understand the current situation, needs and challenges in the area of postgraduate training in psychiatry in Asia and identify implementable solutions.Leaders in psychiatric education from nine Asia Pacific countries prepared country reports, based on a suggested list of items and met for a day to discuss and identify implementable solutions to improve the current unsatisfactory status of postgraduate training in psychiatry. RECENT FINDINGS: Except Japan, all the other countries have a very low number of psychiatrists per 100 000 population - far lower than the global target of 10 psychiatrist per 100 000 population. The undergraduate teaching in psychiatry in majority ..View full abstract
This work was in part supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Lundbeck Institute, which served to cover some of the costs of the meeting. The authors did not receive any honoraria.