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Psychiatric education and training in Asia


, : Psychiatric education and training in Asia. International Review of Psychiatry 20(5): 413-418

Psychiatric education and training, whilst playing a pivotal role in addressing the burden of mental illness in Asia, is very variable in quality and quantity across the continent. In this article formal postgraduate programmes in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and India are described. The special situation in China where both basic and advanced psychiatric training receives particular attention, including the role of Asia Australia Mental Health in assisting the process, similarly the long hard road of re-establishing psychiatric training in Cambodia following the tragedy of the Pol Pot era are described. The article concludes with an overview of common issues involving education and training across the region.

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PMID: 19012125

DOI: 10.1080/09540260802397362


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