The authors surveyed 378 third-year psychiatric residents on their
attitudes toward psychiatric training, forms of psychotherapy, and the
medical model; their treatment preferences for 4 given psychiatric
disorders; and their career plans. Correlation coefficients and analysis of
variance indicated clustering of attitudes along a dynamic- biological
continuum, with medical education and experience with drug therapy rated
highest of the training aspects and personal analysis or psychotherapy,
training in psychoanalysis, and research rated lowest.