ERIC Number: ED274514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Personnel Needs and Training for Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The 1985 Report of the Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel.
Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
Designed to provide assistance in the assessment of the need for biomedical and behavioral research personnel, this report presents research findings related to specific medical careers. The review includes an examination of the system under which biomedical and behavioral scientists are trained for research careers and the United States government programs that support them. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the assessment procedures, findings, and recommendations. Specific study results are discussed for: (1) the clinical sciences (identifying trends in medical and dental schools); (2) basic biomedical sciences (including a survey of biotechnology firms and a market outlook for biomedical Ph.D.s); (3) behavioral sciences (explaining current supply/demand indicators); (4) health services research (providing definitions and examples of current health services research and identifying funding sources for this area); and (5) nursing research (examining doctoral programs and trends in nursing). A bibliography contains references from individual authors and also agency reports. Data from the assessment are provided in six appendices. (ML)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Biomedicine, Dentists, Government Role, Graduate Medical Education, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Research, Medical Services, Medicine, Nursing Education, Physicians, Professional Personnel, Researchers, Scientists, Trend Analysis
Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, JH-640, Washington, D.C. 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
Note: For a related report, see SE 047 202; for an earlier overall report, see ED 241 264.