Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula

Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula

By: Committee on Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (author), Institute of Medicine (author), Neal A. Vanselow (editor), Patricia A. Cuff (editor)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

Description

Roughly half of all deaths in the United States are linked to behavioral and social factors. The leading causes of preventable death and disease in the United States are smoking, sedentary lifestyle, along with poor dietary habits, and alcohol consumption. To make measurable improvements in the health of Americans, physicians must be equipped with the knowledge and skills from the behavioral and social sciences needed to recognize, understand, and effectively respond to patients as individuals, not just to their symptoms. What are medical schools teaching students about the behavioral and social sciences? In the report, the committee concluded that there is inadequate information available to sufficiently describe behavioral and social science curriculum content, teaching techniques, and assessment methodologies in U.S. medical schools and recommends development of a new national behavioral and social science database. The committee also recommended that the National Board of Medical Examiners ensure that the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination adequately cover the behavioral and social science subject matter recommended in this report.

Create a review

About Author

Patricia A. Cuff, Neal Vanselow, Editors, Committee on Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Current Approaches to Incorporating the Behaviorial and Social Sciences into Medical School Curricula; 5 3 The Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula; 6 4 Strategies for Incorporating the Behavioral and Social Sciences into Medical School Curricula; 7 References; 8 Appendix A: Methods; 9 Appendix B: Committee and Staff Biographies; 10 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780309091428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780309091428
  • ISBN10: 030909142X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close