The following is an open discussion that was held on the topic of evaluation and the continuing education of the general internist. For the most part, questions posed by the moderator were written in advance by participants in the audience.
Dr Griner: Knowledge, skills, and attitudes are always lumped together as an educational phrase. What recommendations do you have for teaching and improving attitudes and interpersonal communication?
Dr Goldfinger: That is a critical question. I think that to a large part it has to do with the student's upbringing, but later role models may make some difference. There are some teachers who serve in this way. Long after the specifics of what they taught us are forgotten, we still remember them as individuals when we have to make an important decision in our lives: How would they have done it?
Dr Griner: With respect to the evaluation of the quality
Griner PF. Evaluation and Continuing Education of the General Internist: Open Discussion. Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(9):1319–1320. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630210169053
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