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News and briefs: Report focuses more attention on social/behavioral sciences in medical education

Residency Program Insider, January 17, 2012

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A new AAMC report stresses the importance of medical education focusing on the impact of lifestyle, economic status, and behavior on patient care. “Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for Future Physicians” maps out a framework to educate the next wave of physicians on how societal issues can impact health and disease.

The report addresses specific pedagogy, current socio-economic challenges, and calls for medical educators to "renew approaches used to educate physicians while remaining mindful of the complex journey of becoming a physician."

According to an article on AAMC’s website, the report promotes itself as an outcomes-based model to help medical institutions improve their curricula and physicians become well-rounded.

Click here to read the report or here to view the AAMC article on the report.

 



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