Medicine And Books

Community Based Teaching

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1631
  1. J B Cookson, clinical subdean
  1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Leicester

    Ed Susan L Deutsch: American College of Physicians, $34, pp 284 ISBN 0 943126 59 2

    There is a revolution in undergraduate medical education in Britain at present. One proposed change is to move much of the teaching from teaching hospitals into the community. Reasons given are the hospitals' case mix, the specialised and highly technical nature of much hospital work, and the rapid throughput of many patients. In the community there is said to be a more appropriate case mix, students rely less on technology and more on basic skills, and …

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