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The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; looking back and moving ahead.


The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; looking back and moving ahead.

Ed. by Michael J. Aminoff and Larry R. Faulkner.

American Psychiatric Pub.


343 pages




Aminoff (neurology, University of California-San Francisco) and Faulkner (CEO, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) present a history of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), highlighting the organization's role in creating national guidelines and standards. Part 1 gives a historical overview of the founding of the ABPN and profiles early key figures. Parts 2 and 3 chart the development of the examinations in neurology and psychiatry and the creation of guidelines for various specialties such as child neurology and addiction psychiatry. Part 4 describes how the ABPN is run, and part 5 examines the ABPN's relationships with other professional organizations. Part 6 looks at the future of board certification, accreditation in graduate medical education, and lifelong learning. The book contains b&w photos.

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Date:Aug 1, 2012
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