ERIC Number: ED196316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Deficiencies in the Foreign Medical Education of U.S. Foreign Medical Student Transferees. Volume I, Executive Summary. Volume II, Final Report.
Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Deficiencies in the education of United States students transferring from foreign medical schools to United States medical schools and the success of programs devised to remedy or reduce these deficiencies were studied. The background to the study and its objectives are considered, and case studies are presented that provide detailed information on the content of programs for the transfers, as authorized by Section 782 of the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1976. The study also compared the performance of the transfer students attending United States medical schools. One major study objective was to determine what resources are required to bring these United States foreign medical students up to American standards. Factors contributing to the large number of United States students attending foreign medical schools and recent studies conducted on the foreign medical education of United States students are considered. An executive summary of the final study report and an appendix that summarizes key characteristics of the 19 programs are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
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