Preserving the Psychiatrist-Investigator

Published in: Academic Psychiatry, v. 25, no. 1, Spring 2001, p. 15-16

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Harold Alan Pincus

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In this commentary, the author describes the critical ongoing need for clinically trained psychiatrist-investigators who can provide a bridge between basic and clinical sciences. He outlines several strategies that the field of psychiatry can take to ensure a sizeable new generation of psychiatrist-investigators, including upgrading psychiatric teaching in medical schools and residency programs and expanding mentoring opportunities.

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