Objective: To determine if a psychiatry-primary medical care (PPMC) training track impacts comfort and behaviors related to addressing general medical issues after residency. Method: Thirty five psychiatry resident graduates completed mailed surveys; nine of them had completed the PPMC track. Results: Compared to non-PPMC participants, PPMC participants felt better prepared to address medical issues and tended to perform more consultations and feel more comfortable referring patients to general medical providers. They were not more likely to perform routine health screenings. Conculsion: Integrated training tracks may impact resident preparedness and career choice but may be insufficient to influence practice behaviors related to delivering general medical care.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health