JOHN P. MORGAN, M.D.; MICHAEL WEINTRAUB, M.D.
A brief, elective seminar course for second-year medical students focused on the social determinants of prescription-drug use. Students and instructors discussed social, economic, and philosophical determinants of physician, patient, and third-party behavior pertinent to drug taking. The course was well received and highly rated by the students. Because drug prescribing is not as scientific as we generally believe, the information from the readings and particularly the ideas formulated during discussion are important for students seeking to be good presenters. The outline, readings, and some questions considered are given to encourage others to similarly instruct medical students.
MORGAN JP, WEINTRAUB M. A Course on the Social Functions of Prescription Drugs: Seminar Syllabus and Bibliography. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:217–222. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):217-222.
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