ALAN S. KING, M.D.
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To the editor: As a "teaching-patient care" internist (cardiologist) rather than an "investigative-administrative" scientist, I found Dr. Fein's article, "Tensions in Medical Education: the Search for Balance" (Ann intern Med 80:651-656, 1974), stimulating. Much of Dr. Fein's discussion relates to my own recent decision to direct my career toward private practice, with part-time teaching, rather than to continue in full-time academic medicine.
To make academic positions attractive to the clinically oriented teacher, the following changes are needed.
1. The federal government should recognize that support for teaching by clinicians should be provided since most private and state institutions cannot support
KING AS. Support for Part-Time Teaching. Ann Intern Med. ;81:270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-270_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):270.
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