[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.49.6. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
April 13, 1963

Research and medical education. Report of ninth teaching institute, Association of American Medical Colleges, Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 3-7, 1961.

Author Affiliations

Chicago

 

Edited by Julius H. Comroe, Jr. 279 p. Association of American Medical Colleges, 2530 Ridge Ave, Evanston, Ill., 1962

JAMA. 1963;184(2):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700150119039

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

In recent years the Association of American Medical Colleges has conducted meetings to explore various aspects of medical education. The present volume, which continues the pattern of its predecessors, studies the problems engendered by the current emphasis on research.

The tremendous amounts of money now available for research have necessarily altered our values in a manner which affects virtually every aspect of education. Present-day medical education represents a complex ecology involving teachers and researchers, salaries and budgets, "soft" and "hard" money, foundations and bureaucrats, hoards of trustees and administrative officers, taxpayers, practitioners, sick patients and hospital personnel, and, let us not forget, medical students. There are even some dull overtones which hint at political specters and hobgoblins.

Current stress on research has affected many different ecological components. The present volume, which deals with a few of these aspects, has a logical arrangement. Successive chapters in the book analyze the ways

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×