Teaching students--whose job is it anyway?

Rahman, Anisur
January 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/15/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7483, p153
Academic Journal
Examines the job of teaching medical students. How physicians at teaching hospitals find their careers are dependent on several factors that do not include teaching; Increase in medical students and a concern for how medical colleges will meet the demand; Suggestion that a larger proportion of teaching could be moved into primary care; Suggestion that some teaching could be transferred from tradition teaching hospitals to district general hospitals; Third option which would be to create a new cadre of academics who are hired for their teaching ability rather than their research credentials; Conclusion that it all comes down to how important the teaching of new physicians is perceived to be.


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