The authors contend that academic psychiatry will only survive in the future if it helps to fulfill the crucial requirement of academic medicine in the new health care era. They present six basic requirements of academic medicine: 1) effective, efficient, and responsible organizations; 2) quality educational programs of appropriate type and size; 3) linkage to health care networks; 4) primary care capacity and services; 5) restructured systems for research; and 6) effective leadership. Specific strategies for departments of psychiatry to help meet the requirements of academic medicine are outlined. The authors present major implications of these proposed strategies for psychiatric chairs, faculty, and the professional organizations that serve them.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health