Peer Learning, Research, and Support in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Case Study of the Early Career Psychiatrists Model

Ramdas S. Ransing, Mariana Pinto da Costa, Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Frances Adiukwu, Laura Orsolini, Jairo M. Gonzalez-Diaz, Amine Larnaout, Paolo Grandinetti, Drita Gashi Bytyçi, Joan Soler-Vidal, Zulvia Syarif, Ganesh Kudva Kundadak, Mohammadreza Shalbafan, Marwa Nofal, Rodrigo Ramalho

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In times of global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, international collaboration is key as it enables clinicians, academics, and researchers to access current knowledge, expertise, and skills; gain new perspectives; and build relationships with other colleagues [1]. However, early-career psychiatrists (ECPs) around the world have access to limited opportunities to contribute to global mental health and research through international collaboration, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Lack of trained human resources and insufficient training opportunities, coupled with underdeveloped mental health research capacity, limited academic infrastructures, and financial constraints, are key barriers [2].
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613–618
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
StatePublished - May 12 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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