ERIC Number: ED053285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Physicians in Residence Program. Final Report, Supplemental Report, and Conference.
Kimbrough, L. S.
The Physicians-in-Residence (PIR) Program was developed for 14 hospitals in Northern and Central California communities and in Reno, Nevada, to establish continuing education programs for practicing physicians in local communities. The hospitals were selected, the most urgent needs of the medical staff of each hospital were identified, and members of the medical faculty from the University of California were selected to teach at 3-day meetings at each of the hospitals. Following the visit, each PIR made a detailed report to the project director. At the end of the program, a conference between the Continuing Education Staff, participating faculty, and representatives of the community hospitals was held to discuss the impact and effectiveness of the educational program. The local hospitals were unanimous in their desire to maintain and extend the program. In some instances, patient care had improved, and new facilities not previously contemplated had been planned. The medical school faculty indicated that their experience in the community hospitals might modify their approach to medical students. Lists of physicians, hospitals, and an evaluation of the conference proceedings are included. (BC)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Medical Center.