The current and ideal state of mental health training: Pediatric program director perspectives
Education, Medical, Graduate
Internship and Residency
Mental Health Services
PDs acknowledged that MH training is not emphasized, leading to deficiencies in their residents' knowledge and skills in MH care. The receptivity of PDs suggests the need for targeted dissemination of national guidelines or curriculum. Integrated models of care may be one way to improve resident competencies, but this deserves further study.