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April 29, 1939

REFRESHER COURSES IN CLINICAL PEDIATRICS: AN EXPERIENCE IN POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO

From the Utah State Board of Health and the Curricula of Public Heath and Department of Pediatrics of the University of California Medical School.

JAMA. 1939;112(17):1660-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800170006003
Abstract

Two fundamental pedagogic methods have guided all attempts at postgraduate medical education. Information developed at medical centers must be taken to the practitioner or the practitioner must be brought to the medical center for organized teaching in the medical specialties. For various reasons both methods have met with only moderate and in many cases no success. The reasons for this are (1) the expense of organization of postgraduate medical courses at the medical centers for the few physicians who are able to get away from their practice, (2) the expense to the physician student of remaining away from his practice for from four to six weeks and (3) in the bringing of medical school teachers to the practicing physician, the lack of understanding by the academician of the problems which confront the general practitioner. Because these methods of instruction are markedly different from those used for undergraduate medical students, many

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