TITLE

Colleges contemplate revising post-graduate medical education

AUTHOR(S)
Lett, Dan
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p443
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that post-graduate medical education in Canada is being thought of being revised by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, after a period of two years of national consultation. Their combined project studied whether post-graduate training should be redesigned for allowing students more flexibility in choosing their specialty disciplines and cover several core competencies. Jason Frank, associate director of education at the Royal College says, it is difficult for students to switch specialties midstream in the current system due to the limited number of specialty resident positions. He says there is concern that students sacrifice general medical knowledge and training in pursuit of specialty training.
ACCESSION #
26595299

 

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