ERIC Number: ED382108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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New Pathways to Medical Education: Learning To Learn at Harvard Medical School.
Tosteson, Daniel C., Ed.; And Others
This book details how Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts) overcame prevailing educational inertia and developed a curriculum and educational program consistent with preparing students to practice medicine in the 21st century. The New Pathway in General Medical Education program emphasizes both acquiring current knowledge and developing learning skills that will be used throughout physicians' professional lives. It encourages development of interpersonal skills necessary in effectively interacting with patients. It organizes faculty into units called academic societies to improve the coordination of the entire curriculum and strengthen personal relationships between students and faculty. Papers describing this new approach include: "Toward a New Medicine" (Daniel C. Tosteson);"Searching" (S. James Adelstein and Myra B. Ramos); "Strategies for Change" (Gordon T. Moore); "The First Curriculum: Content and Process" (Gordon T. Moore); "Curriculum Design" (Elizabeth G. Armstrong with others); "Faculty Development" (LuAnn Wilkerson); "Information Technology" (G. Octo Barnett with others); "Project Evaluation" (Susan D. Block and Gordon T. Moore); "The Student Experience" (Marc T. Silver); "Transitional Organization" (S. James Adelstein with others); "The Medical Education Center" (Karla J. Pollick); "Academic Societies" (Daniel D. Federman with others); and "Lessons for the Future" (Daniel C. Tosteson with Harvey Goldman). (Each paper contains reference notes.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, College Administration, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Technology, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Student Experience
Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138-9983 ($18.95).
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