Teaching Development in Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education

Geri Fox, Debra A. Katz, Florence F. Eddins-Folensbee, Rowland W. Folensbee

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Teaching normal development provides an opportunity to engage medical students and general psychiatry residents in a reflective and thoughtful conversation about the human condition. When clinical exercises are added, such as observing children at home or at school or asking students to take their own developmental history, the course becomes not only instructional but fun and useful in more meaningful ways. The subject matter is easily brought to life using various innovative teaching techniques, which have been outlined. Various textbook, journal, and audiovisual resources have been suggested, as have considerations in assessment methodology. Issues specific to undergraduate, residency, and subspecialty training levels were discussed, and sample curricula were provided for each level of training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-94
Number of pages28
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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