BERNARD D. CHALLENOR, M.D.; JUDITH WICKS, A.B.; GEORGE I. LYTHCOTT, M.D.
Community medicine as an academic discipline has rapidly become an integral part of the curriculum of many U.S. medical schools, but the definition of community medicine varies from school to school and even among academicians within a school. Despite this uncertainty, however, programs and departments at several schools are beginning to address many critical educational and social issues: the balance among the teaching, research, and community service responsibilities of a medical school; interdisciplinary approaches to providing comprehensive health care; social and environmental factors in health and illness; and effective training of medical students in family, ambulatory, and comprehensive care.
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CHALLENOR BD, WICKS J, LYTHCOTT GI. Community Medicine: An Evolving Discipline. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:689–695. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-689
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):689-695.
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