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Report of a Joint APPD–ABP Workshop: Preparing Future Pediatricians for the Mental Health Crisis

Authors
McMillan JA, Land ML Jr, Rodday AM, Wills K, Green CM, Leslie LK
Year
2018
Journal
Journal of Pediatrics
Abstract

On April 5, 2017, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) cohosted a day-long workshop targeting program directors, associate program directors, and medical education leaders in conjunction with the APPD Annual Meeting. The workshop, entitled “The Mental Health Crisis: Preparing Future Pediatricians to Meet the Challenge,” aimed to enhance recognition of the magnitude and urgency of the behavioral and mental health (B/MH) crisis, identify barriers and facilitators for incorporating robust experiences in B/MH into pediatric training programs, and encourage innovation and networking to achieve resident and fellow competence in providing appropriate care.