ERIC Number: ED075604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Physicians-in-Residence: A Demonstration Project in Continuing Education.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Physician Manpower.
This is the preliminary report of a demonstration project in continuing education of the physician in his own community. Members of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center went into residence in 14 communities in Northern California and Nevada for periods of three days. Choice of specialities and the programing were developed by the local community in close liaison with the University and related to specific areas of current interest and needs. Although final evaluation has not yet taken place, many achievements can be identified in the field of patient care and development of facilities, and there has been a real expansion of continuing education for the practicing physician. New community development and community-university relationships of great potential value have resulted from the program. An unexpected result of the program was that it provided medical school faculty with the opportunity to observe practice and problems in ways not otherwise available, pointing up the importance of continuing education and the leadership role to be assumed. The Physicians-in-Residence Program suggests that manpower projections must be community-based, tied to work function and serving delivery systems. Cooperative regional arrangements would maximize resources and improve services. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Physician Manpower.
Note: A Physician Manpower Publication