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Date Updated: October 18, 2017

Clinical Science: Psychiatry

The Clinical Science Psychiatry content outline includes:

Outline
System  
General Principles, Including Normal Age-Related Findings and Care of the Well Patient
5%–10%
Behavioral Health
65%–70%
  Normal processes, including adaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness
  Psychotic disorders
  Anxiety disorders
  Mood disorders
  Somatic symptoms and related disorders
  Factitious disorders
  Eating disorders and impulse control disorders
  Disorders originating in infancy/childhood
  Personality disorders
  Psychosocial disorders/behaviors
  Substance abuse disorders
  Adverse effects of drugs
Nervous System & Special Senses
10%–15%
Other Systems, including Multisystem Processes & Disorders
5%–10%
Social Sciences
1%–5%
  Communication and interpersonal skills
  Medical ethics and jurisprudence
Physician Task  
Diagnosis: Knowledge Pertaining to History, Exam, Diagnostic Studies, & Patient Outcomes
65%–70%
Pharmacotherapy, Intervention & Management
30%–35%
Site of Care  
Ambulatory
60%–65%
Emergency Department
20%–30%
Inpatient
5%–10%
Patient Age  
Birth to 12
10%–15%
13 and older
85%–90%

 

 

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