ERIC Number: ED363206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Generalist Physician Initiatives in U.S. Medical Schools.
Keyes-Welch, Michelle; Martin, Debbie
This report presents responses from 126 medical school deans to a 1993 survey designed to assess the current status of generalist initiatives within medical schools. The survey questions addressed: aspects of the institution's mission; generalist physician involvement in key committees within the medical school; preferential admission programs and financial aid assistance available to medical students interested in the generalist specialties; and the presence of political pressure on the school to increase the production of generalist physicians. A preliminary analysis includes a summary of the responses. The bulk of the report contains program descriptions of initiatives in 107 medical schools to promote interest in generalism. Organized by state, each description includes a brief summary of the school's initiative (both implemented and proposed) as well as the name of a contact person. The report contains two indexes: an index of existing generalist initiatives and revised programs; and an index of newly established or proposed generalist initiatives. (GLR)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Community Services, Department Heads, Diversity (Student), Educational Policy, Family Practice (Medicine), Higher Education, Medical Schools, Mission Statements, Patient Education, Physicians, Politics of Education, Primary Health Care, Rural Areas, Student Financial Aid, Surveys
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N. Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1129 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.