Thursday, January 19, 2012

Educating future physicians

Behavioral and social sciences play an important role in educating future physicians, according to a new report from the AAMC. The report explains how physicians can apply concepts from these disciplines in clinical care to improve individual and public health. The report builds upon previous work to offer educators competency frameworks, methods for evaluating professional behaviors, educational strategies, and performance outcomes. The expert panel that developed the report was chaired by Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., of Columbia and a past chair of the AAMC Council of Academic Societies. The report has informed the recommendations of the MCAT review panel and complements the AAMC-HHMI report, the "Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians.http://tinyurl.com/87k8zta
http://www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/08-209_AAMC-HHMI_report.pdf

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