The authors received 228 response to a questionnaire on psychic
phenomena mailed to professors and residents in psychiatry, other medical
faculty, and deans of medical schools. Fifty-eight percent of the
respondents believed that an understanding of psychic phenomena is
important to future graduates of psychiatry, and 44% believed that psychic
factors are important in the healing process. The authors believe that
including psychic studies in psychiatric education would attract more
medical students to psychiatry.