ERIC Number: ED247815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Summaries of Reports to the Panel by U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools, Undergraduate Colleges and Universities, and Academic Societies. AAMC Project on the General Professional Education of the Physician and College Preparation for Medicine.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Reports from the American Association of Medical Colleges' Project on the General Professional Education of Physicians and College Preparation for Medicine are presented. The 3-year project assessed the present educational approaches and developed recommendations to improve instructional programs and learning. Broad discussions about medical and college education were also stimulated among the medical school and college faculties and their disciplinary societies. One- to two-page summaries of written reports from 77 U.S. and Canadian medical schools, 22 undergraduate institutions, 21 disciplinary/professorial organizations, and 9 other groups are provided. The summaries describe: major institutional or organizational concerns about medical and college preparation work; modifications of educational strategies currently under consideration; the likelihood of implementation of these modifications; and any impediments to change. The project involved three working groups that considered essential knowledge, fundamental skills, and personal qualities, values, and attitudes. Appended are a roster of the AAMC project members, a roster of institutional participants, and programs of four regional meetings. (SW)
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Programs, Competence, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Associations, Values
Association of American Medical Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Room 200, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00, book rate; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kaiser Foundation, Oakland, CA.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.