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Medical Student Education in Dermatology

Medical Student Education in Dermatology This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Over 95% of American medical students intend to seek certification in some specialty, and probably fewer than 1% enter practice without some residency training. The four years of medical school, commonly called undergraduate medical education, are no longer a self-sufficient course of study. This period is now looked on principally as a basis for entry into graduate medical education. It is thus timely to reexamine the goals of undergraduate medical education, as many organizations and medical schools are doing. One objective of such reviews is to attempt to specify the basic educational goals of general medical education. It is against this background that the questionnaire survey on undergraduate dermatologic medical education reported by Ramsay and Mayer in this issue of the Archives should be examined. In brief, what is the role of dermatology and its related basic science in general medical education? Is the goal to teach the specific diagnoses http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Medical Student Education in Dermatology

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 121 (12) – Dec 1, 1985

Medical Student Education in Dermatology

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Over 95% of American medical students intend to seek certification in some specialty, and probably fewer than 1% enter practice without some residency training. The four years of medical school, commonly called undergraduate medical education, are no longer a self-sufficient course of study. This period is now looked on principally as a basis for entry...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1985 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1985.01660120029012
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Over 95% of American medical students intend to seek certification in some specialty, and probably fewer than 1% enter practice without some residency training. The four years of medical school, commonly called undergraduate medical education, are no longer a self-sufficient course of study. This period is now looked on principally as a basis for entry into graduate medical education. It is thus timely to reexamine the goals of undergraduate medical education, as many organizations and medical schools are doing. One objective of such reviews is to attempt to specify the basic educational goals of general medical education. It is against this background that the questionnaire survey on undergraduate dermatologic medical education reported by Ramsay and Mayer in this issue of the Archives should be examined. In brief, what is the role of dermatology and its related basic science in general medical education? Is the goal to teach the specific diagnoses

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1985

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