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Article
June 23, 1956

TEACHING OF FAMILY PHYSICIAN'S APPROACH BY A DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

JAMA. 1956;161(8):711-713. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080041013
Abstract

• An attempt to teach fourth year medical students the family physician's approach is here outlined. It is based on a general clinic of an outpatient department of a teaching hospital and involves 15 students at a time and occupies 10 weeks. A home health service is associated with it and affords many illustrations of the advantage of home supervision of some patients.

While the preparation of medical students for general practice and the training that will be needed by the family physician of the future have been difficult to plan, a two-year general practice training program is now offered as special graduate work.

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