The effect of a psychiatric attachment on students' attitudes to and intention to pursue psychiatry as a career.

@article{McParland2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of a psychiatric attachment on students' attitudes to and intention to pursue psychiatry as a career.},
  author={Monica McParland and Lorraine M Noble and Gill Livingston and Chris J McManus},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={447-54}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined determinants of students' attitudes to psychiatry and intentions to pursue psychiatry as a career, considering: (1) experiences during the clinical attachment; (2) type of curriculum (traditional or problem-based), and (3) student characteristics (age and gender). The relationships between attitudes, career intentions and academic performance were examined. METHOD Fourth year medical students (n = 379) completed questionnaires at the beginning and end of an 8… CONTINUE READING
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