Improving the psychiatric interview in the physician assistant behavioral medicine curriculum: A novel approach
Given the rising number of patients in the United States with mental health disorders, physician assistant (PA) students must develop the psychiatric history taking and mental status examination skills necessary to assess these patients. The purpose of this study was to enhance the PA didactic behavioral medicine course by incorporating clinical psychology students as standardized patients, and to assess the effectiveness of this on students' perceived ability to perform psychiatric evaluations.
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Solh, Tia; Paulson, Daniel; and Pennington, Dixie, "Improving the psychiatric interview in the physician assistant behavioral medicine curriculum: A novel approach" (2015). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1629.
This article was published in Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Volume 28, Issue 12, December 2015.
The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000473195.87768.33
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