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Pediatric Medical Student Education

Pediatric Medical Student Education EDITORIAL New and Déjà Vu N READING the paper by Hunt et al, “Trends in all) pages in a standard text. One third of the schools used Clinical Education of Medical Students: The Im- “shelf” tests obtained from the National Board of Medi- plications for Pediatrics,” in this issue of the cal Examiners and the remainder wrote their own ex- ARCHIVES, I was struck by the sophistication and aminations. Although 92% of schools reviewed student I creativity of the new paradigms that have workups, 25% did not observe a physical examination emerged in undergraduate pediatric education over the and 40% did not formally evaluate interviewing skills. past 20 years. The shift is welcome and refreshing and Full-time faculty and house staff, together, provided 80% owes much to its championing by 2 particular pediatric of student teaching. About 10% of teaching was pro- institutions: the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) vided by associate or voluntary faculty, who typically re- and the ARCHIVES. ceived no remuneration for their efforts, and 10% of teach- It is well beyond the scope of this commentary to ing was provided by other health staff (eg, nursing, chronicle the entire history of pediatric undergraduate nutrition, and social http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Pediatric Medical Student Education

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 153 (3) – Mar 1, 1999

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.153.3.223
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Abstract

EDITORIAL New and Déjà Vu N READING the paper by Hunt et al, “Trends in all) pages in a standard text. One third of the schools used Clinical Education of Medical Students: The Im- “shelf” tests obtained from the National Board of Medi- plications for Pediatrics,” in this issue of the cal Examiners and the remainder wrote their own ex- ARCHIVES, I was struck by the sophistication and aminations. Although 92% of schools reviewed student I creativity of the new paradigms that have workups, 25% did not observe a physical examination emerged in undergraduate pediatric education over the and 40% did not formally evaluate interviewing skills. past 20 years. The shift is welcome and refreshing and Full-time faculty and house staff, together, provided 80% owes much to its championing by 2 particular pediatric of student teaching. About 10% of teaching was pro- institutions: the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) vided by associate or voluntary faculty, who typically re- and the ARCHIVES. ceived no remuneration for their efforts, and 10% of teach- It is well beyond the scope of this commentary to ing was provided by other health staff (eg, nursing, chronicle the entire history of pediatric undergraduate nutrition, and social

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1999

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