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dc.contributor.authorCaramiciu, Justin A.
dc.contributor.authorArcella, David
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Manisha S.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:07:58.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:37:40Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:37:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-01
dc.date.submitted2019-07-11
dc.identifier.citation<p>J Anesth Hist. 2015 Oct;1(4):111-4. doi: 10.1016/j.janh.2015.02.010. Epub 2015 May 15. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2015.02.010">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn2352-4529 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.janh.2015.02.010
dc.identifier.pmid26828087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/25767
dc.description.abstractSTUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which the history of medicine (HOM) and its related topics are included within the curriculum of accredited medical schools in the United States. DESIGN: Survey instrument. SETTING: US allopathic medical schools. MEASUREMENTS: An online survey was sent to officials from every medical school in the US. Respondents were asked to provide institutional identifiers, the presence of an HOM elective offered to medical students, the years during which the elective is offered, the existence of an HOM department, and the contact information for that particular department. Nonresponders were contacted by phone to elicit the same information. History of medicine electives included didactic sessions and seminars with varying degrees of credit offered in different years of medical school. MAIN RESULTS: Based on responses from 119 of 121 contacted medical schools (98%), 45 (37%) included formal lectures or weekly seminars in the medical school curriculum. Five (11%) curricula had or have required HOM, whereas 89% offered elective HOM instruction. Course duration and credit awarded varied. Eighteen (15%) medical schools included departments dedicated to HOM. Providing education in HOM was limited by faculty interest, clinical training hours, and low interest. CONCLUSIONS: Data collected by our study suggest that substantial barriers exist within the academic medical community towards a wider acceptance of the importance of HOM. Causes for such lack of interest include absence of questions on written or oral tests related to HOM, difficulty in publishing articles related to HOM in peer reviewed journals, near absence of research grants in HOM, difficulty in getting academic promotions or recognition for activities related to HOM, and a lack of support from academic chairpersons for activities related to HOM.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=26828087&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a></p>
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2015.02.010
dc.subjectAnesthesia and Analgesia
dc.subjectAnesthesiology
dc.subjectHistory of Science, Technology, and Medicine
dc.subjectMedical Education
dc.titleHistory of Medicine in US Medical School Curricula
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of anesthesia history
dc.source.volume1
dc.source.issue4
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/anesthesiology_pubs/182
dc.identifier.contextkey14905927
html.description.abstract<p>STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which the history of medicine (HOM) and its related topics are included within the curriculum of accredited medical schools in the United States.</p> <p>DESIGN: Survey instrument.</p> <p>SETTING: US allopathic medical schools.</p> <p>MEASUREMENTS: An online survey was sent to officials from every medical school in the US. Respondents were asked to provide institutional identifiers, the presence of an HOM elective offered to medical students, the years during which the elective is offered, the existence of an HOM department, and the contact information for that particular department. Nonresponders were contacted by phone to elicit the same information. History of medicine electives included didactic sessions and seminars with varying degrees of credit offered in different years of medical school.</p> <p>MAIN RESULTS: Based on responses from 119 of 121 contacted medical schools (98%), 45 (37%) included formal lectures or weekly seminars in the medical school curriculum. Five (11%) curricula had or have required HOM, whereas 89% offered elective HOM instruction. Course duration and credit awarded varied. Eighteen (15%) medical schools included departments dedicated to HOM. Providing education in HOM was limited by faculty interest, clinical training hours, and low interest.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: Data collected by our study suggest that substantial barriers exist within the academic medical community towards a wider acceptance of the importance of HOM. Causes for such lack of interest include absence of questions on written or oral tests related to HOM, difficulty in publishing articles related to HOM in peer reviewed journals, near absence of research grants in HOM, difficulty in getting academic promotions or recognition for activities related to HOM, and a lack of support from academic chairpersons for activities related to HOM.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathanesthesiology_pubs/182
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anesthesiology
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine
dc.source.pages111-4


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