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Training Experiences of Family Medicine Residents on Behavioral Health Rotations

Subjects: Research, Education Type: Journal Articles Tags: Evidence Based Curricula, Graduate Medical Education, Residency, Family Medicine

Although accreditation guidelines for residency in family medicine include behavioral health curriculum, little is known about resident learning activities in real world training. This study explores residents’ perceptions about and exposure to specific activities during their behavioral health rotations.

While family medicine as a discipline is based on the biopsychosocial model of care, residents reported deficits in education about family systems. Residents desire additional opportunities to learn psychotherapy techniques and practice counseling skills. This paper concludes that family medicine residency programs and faculty may consider supplementing their core behavioral curriculum to include these content areas.