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November 4, 1939

TRAVELING FACULTIES IN GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

JAMA. 1939;113(19):1737-1738. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800440041015
Abstract

The problem of continuation study for practicing physicians is no longer one concerned exclusively with education; transportation is beginning to be of considerable importance. A graduate program may be quite sound educationally and yet fail if it does not bring competent instructors to physicians desirous of continuing their studies. This is especially true in the more sparsely settled areas of the United States and in those states without medical schools.

For the past five years the physicians of Idaho have appreciated the need for continuation study. To meet this need they have brought to the five day annual meeting of their state association a flying medical faculty. Each year five or six instructors from one medical school have been invited to organize an integrated, correlated course of study of general interest to practicing physicians. Instruction in basic sciences has initiated discussions of clinical studies, and round table discussions have permitted

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