Introduction and commentary on the psychiatry milestones

Christopher R. Thomas

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Objective: The Psychiatry Milestones are a major change in the accreditation of residency training and evaluation of residents and programs. This introduction provides an overview of the papers in this issue describing the Psychiatry Milestones and a commentary on the process of their development. Methods: The author describes the challenges and experiences in creating the Psychiatry Milestones as a member of the Working Group and Advisory Group. Results: While there were many potential obstacles in development, the Psychiatry Milestones were created due to the efforts of all those involved. Conclusion: The inclusive and participatory process was successful and serves as a model for the implementation and further development of the Psychiatry Milestones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Accreditation
  • Competency
  • Milestone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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