Australasian Psychiatry. 18(2):170-3, 2010 Apr.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to outline strategies for teaching psychiatry to medical students. The background is that today’s medical students are tomorrow’s doctors. Undergraduate psychiatry teaching provides us a unique opportunity to instil positive attitudes, knowledge and skills in the medical workforce of the future. Moreover, teaching has many positives for the individual clinician, their service and the community. CONCLUSIONS: We outline 12 strategies that we find makes teaching not only enjoyable for us, but engaging, memorable and relevant for students.