ERIC Number: ED021173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jul
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Lifetime Learning for Physicians; Principles, Practices, Proposals; A Report from the Joint Study Committee in Continuing Medical Education.
Dryer, Bernard V.
Historical and present-day developments indicate that the continuing education of physicians is one of the most important problems in medical education today. The gap between scientific knowledge and application is increasing, largely because of the rapid advance of research, imbalance in the quantity, quality, and availability of opportunities for medical continuing education, and unsuitable patterns of educational organization and dissemination of knowledge. Organizing a nationwide coordinating structure is a task parallel with that of reassessing basic concepts of education. Knowledge and tools from the behavioral sciences, medical education, and communication technology (especially programed instruction and educational television) are readily accessible. Personal satisfaction, freedom of choice, continuity, accessibility, and convenience are criteria of practicality. These criteria assume that learning is basically an individual, personal achievement, that motivation consists of personal standards of excellence, and that education is most beneficial when separated from regulation. (The document includes appendixes, diagrams, detailed proposals for a nationwide patient-centered system of medical continuing education, and over 300 references.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Television, Evaluation, History, Lifelong Learning, Physicians, Professional Continuing Education, Program Proposals, Videotape Recordings
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2530 Ridge Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60202.
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Note: Reprint from Journal of Medical Education; v37 n6 pt2 Jun 1962