ERIC Number: EJ565321
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Curriculum Reform: Confronting Medicine's Hidden Curriculum.
Hafferty, Frederic W.
Academic Medicine, v73 n4 p403-07 Apr 1998
Discusses the existence of three curricula in medical schools (formal, informal, and hidden) and suggests that educators and administrators investigate the hidden curriculum by examining four areas: institutional policies; evaluation practices; resource-allocation decisions; and institutional "slang." Needed reforms in accreditation standards are also explored. Three recommendations are made for moving beyond conventional reform to create a learning environment. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Policy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Hidden Curriculum, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Language Role, Language Usage, Medical Education, Organizational Communication, Policy Formation, Professional Education, Resource Allocation, School Policy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A