WILLIAM M. TIERNEY, M.D.
To the editor: The plea by Drs. Griner and Huth (1) for increased involvement of general internal medicine faculty members in research activities is timely. There is an urgent need not only for general internists to do research (to further their academic careers and to lend academic credibility to the general internal medicine unit), but also for questions to be investigated that would best be done by general internists. These are questions on health care delivery, clinical decision making, and medical education, as well as those regarding disease entities that clearly cross subspecialty lines (for example, the evaluation of syncope).
TIERNEY WM. Research and Training Programs in General Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:136–137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-136_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):136-137.
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