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  1. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - With the public's increasing use of complementary and altemative medicine, medical schools must consider the challenge of educating physicians about these therapies.

    Objectives

    - To document the prevalence, scope, and diversity of medical school education in complementary and alternative therapy topics and to obtain information about the organizational and academic features of these courses.

    Design

    - Mail survey and follow-up letter and telephone survey conducted in 1997-1998.

    Participants

    - Academic or curriculum deans and faculty at each of the 125 US medical schools.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Courses taught at US medical schools and administrative and educational characteristics of these courses.

    Results

    - Replies were received from 117 (94%) of the 125 US medical schools.

    Of schools that replied, 75 (64%) reported offering elective courses in complementary or alternative medicine or including these topics in required courses.

    Of the 123 courses reported, 84 (68%) were stand-alone electives, 38 (31%) were part of required courses, and one (1%) was part of an elective.

    Thirty-eight courses (31%) were offered by departments of family practice and 14 (11%) by departments of medicine or internal medicine.

    Educational formats included lectures, practitioner lecture and/or demonstration, and patient presentations.

    Common topics included chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal therapies, and mind-body techniques. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine parallèle, Médecine, Formation professionnelle, Homme, Université, Programme éducatif, Exploration, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alternative medicine, Medicine, Occupational training, Human, University, Educational schedule, Exploration, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0417874

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.