NANCY E. GARY, M.D.; G. CRAIG ROSEVEAR; ELIZABETH A. BALINT, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the editorial by Rosenstock (1) on occupational medicine. The author cites several reasons why residents in primary care specialty program should be trained to treat patients with work-related illness and injury. Various methods were suggested to provide this education, including introduction of a core curriculum, hospital-based clinics, inpatient consultative services, and inclusion of occupational health topics in conferences.
We agree that residents in primary care disciplines should be given the opportunity for industrial health experiences. Since 1979 the Department of Medicine of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School
GARY NE, ROSEVEAR GC, BALINT EA. Teaching Occupational Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:410–411. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-3-410_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(3):410-411.
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