April 28, 2022 - The Prager Grand Rounds
The 1st Prager Lecture in Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Achieving Equity within Psychiatry Medical Education
This session will discuss the current pediatric mental health crisis in the United States and the ongoing shortages of child and adolescent psychiatrists while reflecting on the growing need to attract a diverse pool of medical students into the field of psychiatry. This session will discuss some of the challenges that underrepresented in medicine (URM) medical students experience that contribute to inequities within the clinical learning environment, including: the role of structural racism on the achievement gap among URMs, the impact of implicit bias in feedback and narrative evaluations of learners, and how these experiences may deter a student from considering a career in child & adolescent psychiatry. An approach for achieving equity within psychiatry medical education will be discussed through the use of a competency-based model, along with strategies to provide ongoing supports to URM students and the need to provide appropriate and timely feedback to reduce bias in evaluations.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Describe the current challenges within the field of child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) including the growing pediatric mental health crisis and workforce shortage.
- Identify inequities within medical student grading and evaluations which negatively impact underrepresented in medicine interest in pursuing psychiatry and psychiatric subspecialties including CAP.
- Discuss approaches to achieving equity within medical education in psychiatry.
Christine Crawford, MD, MPH
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Dr. Crawford does not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.