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Title:A National Study of Co-Sponsored Continuing Medical Education Category One Programming Activities Between Medical Schools and Community Hospitals
Author(s):Younghouse, Robert Harry, Jr.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Adult and Continuing
Abstract:The purpose of this national study was to determine the extent of medical school involvement with community hospitals in providing co-sponsored Category One Continuing Medical Education programs on an on-going basis for hospital physician staffs; and how these models compare to the University of Illinois College of Medicine's Clinical Up-date Series outreach model.
The research approach of this exploratory study was descriptive in nature utilizing survey questionnaires. The sample consisted of deans or directors of continuing medical education from all accredited and provisionally accredited Association of American Medical Colleges in the continental United States. The data were analyzed on the basis of descriptive statistics. Open-ended data were reported verbatim. The results of the study showed that approximately 70% of the medical schools in the United States are engaged in programming activities similar to that of the Clinical Update Series model; and that once initiated, programming linkages between medical schools and community hospitals are rarely discontinued.
The data indicate that in general the administrative coordination functions of such programming fell under the domain of the medical school; needs assessment was conducted at the individual community hospitals; didactic lectures constituted a large part of the teaching methodology; post program (happiness index) techniques were the most frequently used tool in evaluating the effectiveness of the programs; and financing of this type of programming was generally the responsibility of the community hospitals.
The consequential outcomes of this programming activity for both the medical school and community hospital were generally perceived as being positive in nature since it provided physicians with CME Category One programs in their own hospital and provided a communications link between the medical school faculty and hospital physicians regarding patient care problems.
There is a need for further research efforts to examine the relationship among the variables associated with on-going medical school/community hospital Category One CME programming and the ultimate goal of continuing medical education which is improved patient care.
Issue Date:1983
Description:143 p.
Thesis (Educat.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8324678
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1983

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