ERIC Number: ED066103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
The Training and Preparation of Teachers for Medical Schools with Special Regard to the Needs of Developing Countries.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
One of the great paradoxes of our time is that while the population explosion indicates health services are effective in curing disease and maintaining life, a shortage of physicians to further cure illnesses and maintain life is in evidence. One of the major problems involved in this lack of physician manpower is that of a shortage of medical teachers. This problem is evident in developed nations, but is even more pronounced in underdeveloped or developing nations. Fortunately, international exchange of medical teachers and cooperation in teacher training has permitted progress that few nations could have achieved by themselves. This document addresses the question of the training of medical teachers with special regard to the needs of developing countries. It is recommended that the World Health Organization take positive steps to create international centers to train medical teachers, both at stationary points and in travelling seminars. (HS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Medical Consultants, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Physicians
Columbia University Press, International Documents Service, 2960 Broadway, New York, New York 10027 ($.60)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).