ERIC Number: ED111299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Medical Education Elements-Objectives-Costs. Report of the Committee on the Financing of Medical Education.
Sprague, Charles C.
In order to consider how medical education is financed guidelines have to be developed that accurately estimate the costs of the resources required for contemporary medical education. It is then necessary to estimate the cost of undergraduate medical education within the perspective of the total education and training of the physician and the other programs and activities of the complex modern medical school. To accomplish this goal, the institutional setting in which this education takes place and the elements and objectives of the undergraduate medical education program are described. The elements and objectives of undergraduate medical education also are defined. Quantitative cost measurements are then presented and the committee's views on the issues surrounding cost measurement are discussed. Suggestions are that future levels of such support be determined by estimates of the costs of the educational program leading to the M.D. degree. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.