Watson R, Rediscovering the Medical School, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 659-665< Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University
Watson R, Rediscovering the Medical School, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 659-665
Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University
Must reading for everyone - if we are to be involved in education at the school and departmental level - and not just at the clerkship level. Watson suggests creation of core teaching faculty, change from departmentally based organization of teaching, salary that matches work - with a question of whether one should be paid as a neurosurgeon - if they are 50% teaching neurosurgery, and considering creation of education centers or academies.
It lays out the controversial decisions that will get made that may change our environment dramatically - so we need to weigh in.
(Do you believe that your salary for your teaching time should be at a lower rate than for your clinical work? SM)