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Residency Program Insider, October 18, 2011

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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is highlighting the need to make a stronger connection between public health and medical education by compiling a supplement of research papers on the issue. The supplement is sponsored by the AAMC and CDC and contains more than 30 papers from medical educators and public health professionals. The two organizations sponsored a conference in 2010, “Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education,” which was the catalyst for the research papers. In the introduction to the supplement, Rika Maeshiro, MD, MPH; Denise Koo, MD, MPH; and C. William Keck, MD, MPH, state that although the AAMC and CDC established a formal relationship 12 years ago, “contemporary medical educators continue to struggle to secure the time and resources to effectively integrate this content into the curricula.” The supplement is available here.



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