Academic base for general practice

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.64 (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:64
  1. P Curtis
  1. Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 7595, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595, USA.

    EDITOR, - The arguments and proposals set out by Justin Allen and colleagues in their article on changing the academic base for general practice are compelling1. Having been a trainer in general practice in Britain, I am now a professor in family medicine in the United States and would like to give my view.

    In the United States nearly every department of family medicine based in a university is responsible for medical students, trainees, research, and administrative issues. This is much like the proposal made by Allen and colleagues. …

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