Psychiatry Residents' Perceptions of Neuroscience and Its Application to Psychiatric Practice at Canadian Universities

Author(s): Francis Abernathy

The training of psychiatrists in neuroscience is lacking, despite recent advances in neuroscience highlighting its potential applications in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. However, it is unclear to what extent trainees in Canada are interested in acquiring additional knowledge and incorporating neuroscience into their everyday clinical practice. This study asked Canadian psychiatry trainees to assess their own understanding of neuroscience and the perceived relevance of neuroscience knowledge to effective psychiatric practice to see how they felt about neuroscience education and training. Canadian universities' psychiatry residents received an online survey. Self-evaluations of neuroscience knowledge, attitudes toward neuroscience education, preferences for learning methods, and interest in particular neuroscience topics were all included in this questionnaire.