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Questioning the premedical paradigm : enhancing diversity in the medical profession a century after the Flexner report / Donald A. Barr.

Author:
Barr, Donald A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Description:
xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"One hundred years ago, Abraham Flexners report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada helped establish the modern paradigm of premedical and medical education. Barr's research finds the system of premedical education that evolved to be a poor predictor of subsequent clinical competency and professional excellence, while simultaneously discouraging many students from under represented minority groups or economically disadvantaged backgrounds from pursuing a career as a physician. Analyzing more than fiftyyears of research, Barr shows that many of the best prospects are not being admitted to medical schools. with long-term adverse consequences for the U.S. medical profession."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Who Drops Out of Premed, and Why? -- 2. The Historical Origins of Premedical Education in the United States, 1873-1905 -- 3. A National Standard for Premedical Education -- 4. Premedical Education and the Prediction of Professional Performance -- 5. Noncognitive Factors That Predict Professional Performance -- 6. Efforts to Increase the Diversity of the Medical Profession -- 7. Nontraditional Programs of Medical Education and Their Success in Training Qualified Physicians -- 8. Reassessing the Premedical Paradigm -- 9. Another Way to Structure Premedical Education.
Subject(s):
Premedical educationUnited States [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780801894169 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0801894166 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009020308
OCLC:
338288711
RCP:
C - S