CHARLES E. LEWIS, M.D., SC.D.
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Elsewhere in this issue, Schroeder and colleagues (1) suggest certain alterations may be needed in the content of graduate education for internists. Others have already recommended or predicted changes in the practice of internal medicine and the structure of academic departments of medicine (2-5). Most of these examiners agree on the problem list and treatment plan, but they are less specific as to how these changes can be accomplished. They also fail to discuss the potential adverse effects and risks of any initiatives involved.
For example, the report of the Task Force on Academic Health Centers of The Commonwealth Fund
LEWIS CE. Training in Internal Medicine: Time to Retool the Factory?. Ann Intern Med. ;104:570–572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-570
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):570-572.
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