Psychiatry’s Duty: Shifting Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill among Pre-clinical and Clinical Students
This study examined second-year medical students’ attitude change toward mental illness during a psychopathology course and whether attitudes of third-year medical students toward mental illness change after direct exposure to the mentally ill during a psychiatry clerkship. Second-year students completed an attitudes survey toward mental illnesses at the beginning and end of their second-year psychopathology course. Third-year medical students completed the same survey before and after their psychiatry clerkship. Six of 25 responses (n = 99) differed significantly (p
Roman, B. J.,
& Somusetty, P.
(2013). Psychiatry’s Duty: Shifting Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill among Pre-clinical and Clinical Students. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education: Journal of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, 19 (2), 22-25.