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ERIC Number: ED055862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 238
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World Trends in Medical Education: Faculty, Students, and Curriculum.
Purcell, Elizabeth
This analysis of changing trends in medical education demonstrates that, despite differences in methodology, current problems and future directions are strikingly similar throughout the world. Based on the 1969 International Macy Conference on Changing Patterns in Medical Education in the World, the book includes reports from leading medical educators in Europe and the United States, as well as in Latin America, Yugoslavia, Africa, the Philippines, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Their reports are followed by the edited transcripts of panel discussions on changing characteristics of medical students and recent developments in curriculum, residency training, and medical school administration. Many of the authors provide a brief history of the development of medical education in their countries, often casting a new light on more general historical events. Several of the reports provide interesting glimpses into today's widespread student revolution. The authors show that, with few exceptions, there is almost universal similarity among students' attitudes. It is also revealed medical educators are agreed on the need for increased integration of the basic sciences with clinical material, training geared to integrated medical care, placing additional stress on pertinent social problems, emphasizing clinical preventive medicine, and providing more opportunities for student research. Statistical data and charts are included where appropriate. (BL)
The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($10.00)
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Note: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Series on International Problems of Medical Education