Journal article

Reflections of a retiring examiner.

Dennis Handrinos

Australas Psychiatry | Published : 2008


OBJECTIVE: This article is a transcript of an invited talk given to the Victorian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatrists in Training in February 2008, as part of an annual function designed to assist trainee psychiatrists as they prepare for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' clinical examination. Six points of reflection are discussed from the perspective of the examiner. The talk focuses on the Observed Clinical Interview component of the clinical examination as this is where many candidates seem to struggle to meet the required standard. CONCLUSION: While specific examination preparation is essential, breadth of clinical experienc..

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