New PDF release: Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School

By Molly Cooke

ISBN-10: 047045797X

ISBN-13: 9780470457979

Praise for instructing Physicians

"Educating Physicians offers a masterful research of undergraduate and graduate clinical schooling within the usa at the present time. It represents an enormous academic rfile, dependent firmly on academic psychology, studying conception, empirical reviews, and cautious own observations of many person courses. It additionally acknowledges the significance of financing, rules, and institutional tradition at the studying surroundings, which suffuses its suggestions for reform with cogency and gear. most vital, like Abraham Flexner's vintage learn a century in the past, the file acknowledges that clinical schooling and perform, at their center, are profoundly ethical businesses. it is a landmark quantity that benefits consciousness from an individual even peripherally concerned with clinical education." —Kenneth M. Ludmerer, writer, Time to Heal: American clinical schooling from the flip of the Century to the period of controlled Care

"This is a vital booklet that comes at a severe time in our nation's background. we won't have enduring healthiness care reform during this nation until we reconsider our clinical schooling paradigms. This ebook is a decision to fingers for doing simply that." —George E. Thibault, president, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

"The authors offer us with the evidence-based version for general practitioner schooling with linked adjustments in infrastructure, coverage, and our roles as educators. even if you settle or now not with their conclusions, while you're a instructor this e-book is a must-read because it will body either what and the way we speak about scientific schooling during the present century." —Deborah Simpson, affiliate dean for academic aid and review, clinical collage of Wisconsin

"A provocative booklet that offers us with an artistic imaginative and prescient for scientific schooling. utilizing in-depth case experiences of leading edge academic practices illustrating what's truly attainable, the authors supply sage recommendation for reworking scientific schooling at the foundation of studying theories and academic research." —Judith L. Bowen, professor of medication, Oregon future health & technology University

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Another approach to standardization has been to focus on learning outcomes and the general competencies of the graduates. Two major issues have arisen around the competency movement: how to define and assess complex competencies, and how to promote excellence when competencies are targeted at ‘‘good enough’’ or minimal standards of performance. Although Flexner’s uniformity of structure raised academic standards, a companion problem has emerged: lack of sufficient flexibility in the length of training.

Habits of inquiry and improvement Focused on mastering Prepare learners to attain both today’s skills and routine and adaptive forms knowledge without also of expertise. promoting knowledge Engage learners in challenging building and an enduring problems, and allow them commitment to to participate authentically excellence in inquiry, innovation, and improvement of care. 2. ) Limited and often pro forma engagement in scientific inquiry and improvement exercises Inadequate attention to patient populations, health promotion, and practice-based learning and improvement Insufficient opportunity to participate in management and improvement of the health care systems within which they learn and work Engage learners in initiatives focused on population health, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Roles of physicians Integrate basic, clinical, and Inadequate attention to the social sciences. skills required for Engage learners at all levels effective team-delivered with a more comprehensive care in a complex health perspective on patients’ care system experience of illness and care, including more longitudinal connections with patients. Provide opportunities for learners to experience the broader professional roles of physicians, including educator, advocate, investigator. Incorporate interprofessional education and teamwork into the curriculum.

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