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Continuing Medical Education for National Health Service Corps Personnel. A Manual for Program Directors.
Brown, Hamilton B.
This manual is directed to those involved with National Health Service Corps (NHSC) in providing clinical support services and continuing education to NHSC physicians. Following an introductory section, the first of three additional sections defines the purpose of clinical support systems as being twofold: first, to support the physician as he adjusts to his new isolated role, and second, to fill the gaps in his training. The second section provides a brief discussion of the scope of clinical support service. Section 3 discusses seven clinical support services objectives and critical concepts: to create and maintain an innovative and responsive continuing medical education project, to maintain close personal contact and clear lines of communication with assigned NHSC personnel, to maintain a primary care orientation to the project, to develop an in-depth understanding of the needs of the NHSC practitioners, to provide such clinical support activities as necessary to the NHSC practitioners, to provide continuing education programs, and to carry out a continuous evaluation of the project. Appended are the results of a survey of national health service corps and private physicians that sought to determine physician satisfaction with rural practice and ways the medical center might intervene to improve the degree of satisfaction. (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. School of Medicine.