Last one quarter century has witnessed the enlightenment of social and behavioral science in medicine. The aims of incorporating social and behavioral science in medical education are to equip future physicians with nonbiomedical clinical competencies. The contents of this “soft science of medicine” include mind-body interactions in health and disease, patient behavior, physician role and behavior, physician-patient interactions, social and cultural issues in health care, helath policy and economics, etc. Up to now, the integration of social and behavioral science in medical school curriculum are of less than satifaction due to several barriers. By broadening the perspectives of various domains of social and behavioral science and by collaborating with the professionals from other fields of medicine, psychiatrists should potentially play important roles in educational leadership.
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