We present herein data on US medical education programs and describe how medical schools are adapting to a changing health care environment.
The data mainly derive from the 1995-1996 Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medical School Questionnaire, which had a 100% response rate.
The data indicate that in the 1995-1996 academic year there were 91 451 full-time faculty members in basic science and clinical departments, a 1.6% increase from 1994-1995.
In clinical departments, major increases occurred in emergency medicine (a 10.6% increase in full-time faculty) and family medicine (a 13.5% increase).
Applicants for the class entering in 1995 numbered 46591, an increase of 2.7% from 1994 ; however, the number of first-time applicants decreased slightly (0.6%). Of the 17 357 applicants accepted, 2179 (12.6%) were members of underrepresented minority groups.
Health system changes are affecting medical school clinical affiliations.
During the past 2 years, 42 schools saw a merger, acquisition, or closure involving medical school-owned or medical school-affiliated hospitals used for core clinical clerkships.
At 15 sites, this change affected the distribution of students across clinical sites. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme enseignement, Médecine, Enseignement universitaire, Spécialité médicale, Université, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational program, Medicine, Higher education, Medical specialty, University, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 96-0440336
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.