ERIC Number: ED136736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Multidimensional Model of Medical School Similarities. Final Report.
Sherman, Charles R.
Multidimensional scaling methods were used to derive interpretable models of medical school similarity with respect to research and graduate medical education intensiveness. On the basis of cluster analysis, private schools seemed to be categorizable into those that are relatively intensive on both research and graduate medical education, those that are not intensive on either, and some that, along with some public schools, are both extensive (in absolute measure) and intensive (in relative measure) on graduate medical programs. These groups are readily apparent in the scaling model, but graduations of difference within groups are also apparent. The public schools showed similar separability along continuous dimensions of difference. The statistical analyses are discussed at length. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 008 823 and HE 008 824. ; Tables and appendices may be marginally legible due to small print of the original