Sidney Weissman, MD


ABIM Finally Gets It Right

March 17, 2015

The ABIM is not sure whether the MOC program accomplishes a critical goal of ensuring maintenance of physician competency and has suspended the Practice Assessment, Patient Voice and Patient Safety requirements of MOC for at least 2 years.

The Science and Politics of PTSD

February 14, 2012

The first half of the 20th century saw 2 world wars, indiscriminate aerial bombing of civilians, the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust-all of which created intense trauma for soldiers and civilians.Yet it was not until the American intervention in a post-colonial civil war in Southeast Asia that the psychiatric community in the 1970s formally described what we now call PTSD.

Who Speaks For Today’s Physicians?

October 20, 2011

Who speaks for doctors these days? The answer was simple 100 years ago. The AMA spoke for the nation’s physicians and concurrently spoke to the nation’s desire for quality healthcare. . . .Today, fewer than 20% of physicians are AMA members.

Are We Training Psychiatrists to Provide Only Medication Management?

June 28, 2011

If psychiatry reduces or abandons its engagement with psychology and social science in understanding and treating mental disorders and focuses predominantly on the biological factors of mental disorders, what will our role as psychiatrists be?

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match Results

March 31, 2011

Dr Weissman discusses psychiatric residency recruitment by looking at the forces that affect a student’s selection of a psychiatric career rather than at what the influences have been during the past 5 years.

Top Paper: 45,000 More Psychiatrists, Anyone?

January 29, 2011

America, it seems, is shy about 45,000 psychiatrists. That’s the premise of a controversial article entitled “45,000 More Psychiatrists Anyone?” by Dr Dan Carlat, that was published in the August 2010 issue of Psychiatric Times….and it’s that article that Dr Sidney Weissman has chosen as his Top Paper of the Year.

Are We Training Physicians to Be Shift Workers?

December 01, 2010

During residency training, young doctors learn the requisite skills, knowledge, and values essential to the practice of medicine. We will all agree that to learn, the resident must have the desire and drive to master the essential knowledge and skills of his or her specialty.