ERIC Number: ED354820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
American Medical Education: Institutions, Programs, and Issues.
Jones, Robert F.
This report presents information about the academic medical centers belonging to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and profiles American medical education generally. Following a brief introduction, a section on institutions and resources offers information on medical schools' financial support, faculties, and faculty practice organizations. This section also provides similar information on teaching hospitals. The next section discusses education and covers: (1) admissions (applicant trends and enrollment and physician supply); (2) tuition and financial assistance; (3) educational program and curriculum reform (content, approaches to learning, advances in medical informatics, and sites for clinical education); (4) graduate medical education (the generalist imperative, financing graduate medical education, and resident hours and supervision); and (5) evaluation and standards (accreditation and licensure and assessing clinical competence). A section on biomedical and behavioral research discusses research support through project grants, indirect grants, training of new investigators and resources and facilities as well as social and professional issues in the use of animals in research and standards of conduct. A section on health care and health care services research looks at teaching hospitals and health care delivery and population health and health services research. A final section describes the history and mission of the AAMC. (JB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Biomedicine, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Expenditures, Financial Support, Graduate Medical Education, Health Services, Higher Education, Information Management, Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Research, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Occupational Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Physicians, Postdoctoral Education, Researchers, Teaching Methods
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.