Teaching Psychiatry Residents to Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Primary Care

Updated: April 19, 2014
Publication: Academic Psychiatry
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Author(s): Cowley D, Dunaway K, Forstein M, Frosch E, Han J, Joseph R, McCarron RM, Ratzliff A, Solomon B, Unutzer J

There is now a variety of well-established educational experiences in integrated care within psychiatry residencies. This article proposes core competencies to be taught and highlight rotations and educational methods in five different programs, which provide experience in different models of integrated care, as a psychiatric consultant, overseeing population-based mental health care, and delivering medical care for psychiatric patients. The authors present examples of programs educating psychiatry residents to work in integrated healthcare settings.