Assessing Cultural Psychiatry Milestones Through an Objective Structured Clinical Examination
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Education | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
OBJECTIVE: Culturally appropriate tools for patient assessment are needed to train psychiatric residents. An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) can be a helpful tool for evaluating trainees in the psychiatry milestones pertaining to cultural competency.
METHODS: Seventeen psychiatry residents and fellows at the University of Massachusetts participated in two small-group OSCE exercises to learn cultural interviewing using the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview. Trainee groups presented a cultural formulation and received feedback. Participants were surveyed about their comfort with cultural interviewing before and after the exercise.
RESULTS: Paired t tests (N = 16) showed that mean level of comfort with the Cultural Formulation Interview increased by a mean of 0.5 points after training (t = 3.16, df = 15, p < 01 95 % CI = 163-837).
DISCUSSION: The UMass culturally appropriate assessment OSCE enhanced psychiatric trainees' comfort with culturally appropriate interviewing using the Cultural Formulation Interview.
Cultural competency, Objective structured clinical examination, Psychiatry milestones
DOI of Published Version
Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):600-3. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0544-9. Epub 2016 Apr 15. Link to article on publisher's site
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry
Padilla A, Benjamin S, Lewis-Fernandez R. (2016). Assessing Cultural Psychiatry Milestones Through an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-016-0544-9. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/1021