Psychiatry as a career choice: an international perspective

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    Abstract

    Psychiatry is an unpopular career choice for medical students. This thesis explores salient issues in the attraction of medical students to a career in psychiatry.

    Systematic reviews of students' attitudes towards psychiatry, and studies including an international survey of students' career choices and perceptions of stigma, and evaluation of a novel psychiatry enrichment program were undertaken.

    Results found that stigma impacts negatively on students' perceptions of psychiatry and detracts them from considering it as a career. Enrichment programs have potential to improve recruitment.

    Reducing stigma and overcoming negative perceptions of psychiatry needs to be addressed in the medical school curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date30 Jun 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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