ERIC Number: ED311793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
The HIV Epidemic and Medical Education. A Report of the AAMC Committee on AIDS and the Academic Medical Center.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report examines the implications of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) epidemic for general professional education in medicine with a focus on the period of medical student education and the early years of residency training. Five sections are as follows: impact of the HIV epidemic on medical practice; issues for general professional education in medicine (basic values and attitudes, basic knowledge and skills, and HIV/AIDS knowledge and skills); resources needed for effective HIV/AIDS education (clinical and community resources and faculty resources); special issues (HIV/AIDS and the attractiveness of medicine as a profession, HIV/AIDS and the choice of specialty and residency program, and educational imbalances in clerkship and residency programs); and role of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). An appendix provides the AAMC statement on professional responsibility in treating AIDS patients, approved and endorsed by the AAMC Executive Council, February 25, 1988. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Allied Health Occupations Education, Codes of Ethics, Communicable Diseases, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, Medicine, Physical Health, Position Papers, Professional Education
Association of American Medical Colleges, Publication Orders, Suite 200, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.