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The Medical School's Mission and the Population's Health: Medical Education in Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States, and Australia

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This volume contains the proceedings of a conference on Medical Education inCanada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia sponsored by The Royalty Society of Medicine Foundation, Inc. and The Josiah Macy, Jr. Founda-
tion. An international panel of authorities discussed how medical schools in those four countries could profit from each other's experience in organizing medical education so that faculty and students recognize more fully their responsibility for ...
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Overview

This volume contains the proceedings of a conference on Medical Education inCanada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia sponsored by The Royalty Society of Medicine Foundation, Inc. and The Josiah Macy, Jr. Founda-
tion. An international panel of authorities discussed how medical schools in those four countries could profit from each other's experience in organizing medical education so that faculty and students recognize more fully their responsibility for understanding and meeting the health needs of the community. Perspectives in medical education,
clinical practice, epidemiology, and government are presented.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387977720
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/4/1992
  • Pages: 293

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
1 Redefining the Mission of the Medical School 1
Discussion
2 The Social Contract and the Medical School's Responsibilities 23
Discussion
3 Measuring the Burden of Illness in General Populations 60
Discussion
4 The Potential and Organization of Health Intelligence Units 113
Discussion
5 Population-Based Medicine: A Case Study from a Traditional School 132
Discussion
6 A Community and Population-Oriented Medical School: Newcastle, Australia 164
Discussion
7 Essential Institutional Competencies for Population-Based Education 208
Discussion
8 Essential Population-Based Competencies for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Students 234
Discussion
9 Balancing Perspectives 257
Conference Participants 267
Index 271
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