The changing role of medical education in the face of pressure to reform health care

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Abstract

Medical education, like health care policy, is at a major crossroads in terms of rethinking the content of education and the changing role of the physician in society. This paper reviews the current state of medical education — both undergraduate medical education and continuing medical education. It then focuses on changes that must be made, including developing new strategies that are educationally sound, acceptable to busy practitioners, acknowledge patient and physician preferences, acknowledge the practice environment, and begin in medical school and continue for the professional life of the physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalTherapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Health Care Reform
Medical Education
Undergraduate Medical Education
Physicians
Pressure
Physician's Role
Continuing Medical Education
Patient Preference
Health Policy
Medical Schools
Delivery of Health Care
Education

Keywords

  • Health care reform
  • Medical education
  • Patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

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