J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2020 May;59(2):148-158. 10.4306/jknpa.2020.59.2.148.

A Recognition Survey by Psychiatry Residents and Psychiatrists Regarding the Quality of Residency Training and Clinical Competence in Korea

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Chuncheon National Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Konyang University College of Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
  • 5Department of Psychiatry, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea


This study surveyed the quality of the residency training program and clinical competence of Korean psychiatry residents and psychiatrists.
Questionnaires regarding the quality of residency training and clinical competence were administered to Korean psychiatry residents (n=102) and psychiatrists (n=157). The authors analyzed the quality of training education according to the training environment and the correlation between the quality of training and the self-assessment competence level.
The average score of the quality of training evaluated by the residents (n=102) was 3.57 (±1.00). Groups with more than or equal to three residents (annual) scored higher (3.69±1.03) than the groups with less than or equal to two residents (3.52±0.99). Groups with more than or equal to seven teaching psychiatrists scored higher (3.42±1.03) than the groups with less than or equal to six teaching psychiatrists (3.42±1.03). The quality of training and self-assessment competence showed a significant static correlation in the residents (R2=0.488, p<0.01) and psychiatrists (R2=0.508, p<0.01).
This study shows that the quality of residency education varies according to the clinical area and the environment. The importance of training education is emphasized by the static correlation between the quality of education and clinical competence.


Quality of residency training; Clinical competency; Survey
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