HARVEY G. OUZTS, M.D.; HILLARY R. NEWLAND, M.D.
To the editor: The baccalaureate education of physicians, its emphasis on science and weakness in the humanities, has been criticized (1, 2). The major contention is that the college curriculum of physicians is narrow and oriented toward entry and performance in medical school, not toward education. These points are discussed in academic centers and generally represent the opinions of educators, university physicians, and medical students. However, the largest number of opinions is represented by the physicians in private practice, who spend less time teaching, writing, and researching. It is on this segment that we base our report.
We surveyed the
OUZTS HG, NEWLAND HR. Shakespeare or Krebs?: Premedical Education. Ann Intern Med. ;103:809–810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-809_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):809-810.
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