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Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, by John Howie, Michael Whitfield

By John Howie, Michael Whitfield

The 1st collective checklist of the evolution of common clinical perform as an educational self-discipline over part a century. This anthology captures the tales of the early struggles to establish collage departments among visionary supporters and traditionalist blockers in addition to the gradually expanding successes aided through a devoted investment procedure. The debts are written the place attainable via the folk all in favour of the early advancements in their topic. those stories are of imaginative and prescient, dedication and resilience and are fascinating either of their personal correct and for the extra basic classes they let us know concerning the procedures of making institutional swap inside a contemporary democracy.

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2. ‘Review of Medical Schools in Ireland’. Reports to the public by the Medical Council, 2001 and 2003. 3. Working Group on Undergraduate Medical Education and Training, Medical Education in Ireland: A New Direction (the ‘Fottrell Report’); http://www. ie/publications/fottrell (2006). Chapter 7 The University of Birmingham 1974–1991 During the 1950s a number of Birmingham practices began to offer an informal experience of general practice to students in their elective period. Some offered contacts in the evenings or at weekends to students who requested this.

Reports to the public by the Medical Council, 2001 and 2003. 3. Working Group on Undergraduate Medical Education and Training, Medical Education in Ireland: A New Direction (the ‘Fottrell Report’); http://www. ie/publications/fottrell (2006). Chapter 7 The University of Birmingham 1974–1991 During the 1950s a number of Birmingham practices began to offer an informal experience of general practice to students in their elective period. Some offered contacts in the evenings or at weekends to students who requested this.

New funding brought in Chris Watkins as a part-time senior lecturer, and Richard Baker (who later moved to a chair in Leicester) and Lindsay Smith as part-time research fellows. A full-time chair was eventually funded by the south-west RHA and the university appointed Debbie Sharp to the position in 1994. The timing of this appointment coincided with the first edition of the 1993 GMC publication Tomorrow’s Doctors and with a radical rethink of the medical undergraduate curriculum that resulted in a new emphasis on communication and consultation skills, both of which were very much the domain of general practice.

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