• For postgraduate medical education to be most effective, especially for the rural practitioner, it should be continuous and should be carried out in relation to individual patients in the community hospital. The community hospital must become an educational institution, with the local practitioner as a participant in an interchange of ideas between himself and the specialist. In one area, relatively devoid of industry, there has been a translation of the atmosphere and techniques of a university teaching hospital to a community rural medical center. This approach to continuing education should be translatable to other communities.
Pellegrino ED. ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN CONTINUING EDUCATION-THE HUNTERDON EXPERIMENT. JAMA. 1957;164(4):361–365. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040001001
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