ROBERT M. BECKER, M.D.
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A stimulating consequence of today's intensive laboratory and clinical investigation is the continuous unfolding of new ideas and more accurate concepts of the pathogenesis, the diagnosis and the treatment of diseases. There are two major avenues by which these new concepts may reach the practicing physician: (1) postgraduate education, and (2) current medical literature. The former is the more effective and desirable; the latter is becoming too voluminous to be sifted effectively by the individual. The medical profession's awareness of the increasing importance of postgraduate education is acute and universal.
After teaching a circuit-type postgraduate course in internal medicine in
BECKER RM. SOME OBSERVATIONS ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:568–572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-3-568
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(3):568-572.
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