Restructuring Dermatology education at Cleveland medical centers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.
We describe our response to the changing needs for dermatologic education and training at Cleveland medical centers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Our departmental plan for change is a multifaceted approach that alters the number of dermatology residents we train and also the way we interact with and educate our generalist colleagues.
Like many other dermatologists, we have both idealistic and practical reasons for increasing our involvement in interdisciplinary education.
One of our primary objectives is maximizing quality of care for dermatologic patients in our community.
Traditionally, the majority of skin care in the United States has been provided by nondermatologists, and with the growth of managed care, this proportion is increasing.
This has motivated us to increase our medical student teaching activities and to support the American Academy of Dermatology in its current efforts to develop a dermatology core curriculum for students.
We should also be involved in the education of generalist physicians, since prior studies have suggested that their knowledge of dermatology needs improvement. 6'6 Our goals should be both to improve the direct patient care skills of primary care physicians and to teach clinically appropriate referral thresholds. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Dermatologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Dermatology, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0510927
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 13/02/1998.