ERIC Number: ED274515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Basic Scientists in Clinical Departments: A Fast-Growing Component of Medical School Faculties.
Herman, Samuel S.; Singer, Allen M.
An examination of the changes over a ten-year period (from 1972 to 1982) in the number, distribution, and characteristics of Ph.D. faculty of clinical departments of medical schools is provided in this report. Trends in the training and research involvements of this group are stated with special emphasis on an analysis of the factors associated with the migration of basic scientists into clinical departments. Topics of this study include: (1) previous studies (identifying findings from related reports and meetings); (2) number and distribution of Ph.D. faculty in clinical departments (presenting data from FY 1972 and FY 1982); (3) a statistical profile of faculty members (including data on age, rank, salary, specialty fields, and research activity); (4) growth of basic science in clinical departments (examining the nature of investigation, expansion of clinical department, and the decline in research involvement); and (5) future outlook (projecting trends and addressing concerns). A list of 32 reference notes are provided and the seven appendices present the data in tabular form. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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 document, see SE 047 201.