As reforms in access to and provision of US health care accelerate, medical education faces an era of both fine adjustments and radical change. Changes proposed at national level, as well as those to be implemented at state and local levels, will impact to some degree every component of the existing medical education system. How the proposed elements of this newly engineered system have begun and will continue to alter the education of health professionals will be the focus of the journal's 1994 medical education issue.
We would especially like to see research papers addressing the educational preparation of those currently delivering and preparing to deliver primary care medical services in the United States. How do medical schools, residency programs, national organizations, federal agencies, and states define the appropriate education for those providing primary care services and how do they determine their scope of practice and assess their competence?
Breedlove C, Hedrick H. The Impact of US Health System Reform on Medical EducationCall for Papers. JAMA. 1993;270(23):2858. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510230096045
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