Incorporating an environmental/occupational medicine theme into the medical school curriculum.
Medical schools have been slow in teaching students how to recognize and intervene in occupationally and environmentally related illnesses.
In this article, we report on the efforts at one medical school, in which an occupational medicine physician teamed with medical school educators developed, implemented, and evaluated an environmental/occupational medicine (EOM) curriculum that was introduced in several locations, using a thematic approach.
This effort resulted in new EOM content being added to eight core courses in a developmental sequence and the creation of several elective experiences.
We describe techniques and strategies that might be useful at other institutions in promoting the EOM theme and improving communication.
Occupational/environmental physicians and educators can play leadership roles in raising interest in EOM within the medical school setting and in developing and implementing an EOM curriculum.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Enseignement universitaire, Programme enseignement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Objectif, Evaluation, Implémentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Higher education, Educational program, United States, North America, America, Objective, Evaluation, Implementation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0100701
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.