This study investigated the attitudes of medical students towards psychiatry, both as a subject on the medical curriculum and as a career choice.
Three separate questionnaires previously validated on medical student populations were administered prior to and immediately following an 8-week clinical training programme.
The results indicate that the perception of psychiatry was positive prior to clerkship and became even more so on completion of training.
On completion of the clerkship, there was a rise in the proportion of students who indicated that they might choose a career in psychiatry.
Attitudes toward psychiatry correlated positively with the psychiatry examination results.
Those that intended to specialise in psychiatry achieved significantly higher examination scores in the psychiatry examination.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie, Perception sociale, Attitude, Etudiant, Médecine, Spécialité médicale, Enseignement universitaire, Choix, Carrière professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Irlande, Europe, Adulte jeune, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatry, Social perception, Attitude, Student, Medicine, Medical specialty, Higher education, Choice, Career, Health staff, Ireland, Europe, Young adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0045584
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 21/05/1997.