ERIC Number: ED200151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Current Status and Future of Academic Obstetrics.
Bowers, John Z., Ed.; Purcell, Elizabeth F., Ed.
The state of research in academic obstetrics and its relationship to research in other academic disciplines was addressed in a 1979 conference. Participants included representatives of academic obstetrics, academic pediatrics, and public health. After an introductory discussion by Howard C. Taylor, Jr. on changes in obstetrics in the last 25 years, the 16 conference papers are presented in the following sections: (1) "Departments of Obstetrics," as viewed by a non-expert and by a pediatrician; (2) "Support of Academic Obstetrics," coming from both the public and the private sector; (3) "Education in Academic Obstetrics," which included discussions on a school of family and community medicine and on the value of "a major clinical service" in the academic field; (4) "Current Residency Requirements" at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and (5) "The Impact of Reproductive Biology on Academic Obstetrics," as viewed by an endocrinologist and an obstetrician-biochemist. Included in this section are discussions of the impact of perinatology on academic obstetrics, the relationship of departments of obstetrics to other medical school administrative units, and the relationship of obstetrics and pediatrics in a changing world. Finally, the needs of academic obstetrics are assessed along with suggestions on how to meet them. (PJM)
Descriptors: Biology, Family Practice (Medicine), Gynecology, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Perinatal Influences, Teaching Hospitals, Trend Analysis
Independent Publishers Group, 14 Vanderventer Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Report of a conference supported jointly by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Macy Foundation (Williamsburg, VA, June 24-26, 1979).