Handbook of Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work (PDF)
Medical schools and teaching hospitals are complex organizations. The Handbook of Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work explains what medical schools and teaching hospitals are, how they function, and how they educate medical students in the modern world.
Designed for medical school and teaching hospital leaders, governing board members, university officials, members of the media, national and state legislators and staff members, federal agency staff, and anyone who wants to know more about medical schools and teaching hospitals.
OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS
Medical schools and teaching hospitals are complex organizations. This handbook explains what medical schools and teaching hospitals are, how they work and interrelate, how they educate medical students and residents, how they engage in patient care and research, and what prominent issues they face.
Academic medical schools and teaching hospitals are typically centers for experimental, innovative and technically sophisticated services. They are often the places where patients turn to for hope. But, how are they structured and what major challenges do they currently face? This handbook helps the reader consider:
- Financing mechanisms are in place for medical schools and teaching hospitals.
- The social contract of academic biomedical research.
- How United States medical schools are preparing for the impending shortage of 90,000 doctors by 2020.
- The significant role of academic medicine in bringing the latest treatments, technologies, and lifesaving care to patients.
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