THOMAS W. BURNS, M.D.
For good reasons, health manpower questions are receiving much attention from the government and the public. The main issues being examined are the number of physicians needed for the future, their geographic distribution, and the proportion of primary-care doctors to subspecialists. Outside the medical academic community itself, little notice has been given to another manpower issue: the decline in the number of physicians being trained to serve as clinical investigators and teachers in our medical schools. It is paradoxical that when apparently too many subspecialists are being produced for clinical practice, too few subspecialists are being trained for academic medicine.
BURNS TW. Are the Manpower Needs of Academic Medicine Being Met?. Ann Intern Med. ;91:484–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-3-484
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(3):484-486.
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