Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Social Mission of Medical Education: Ranking the Schools

Medical Schools in the United States serve many functions, but one of their most basic purposes is to educate physicians to care for the national population.

64,043 active practicing physicians who attended medical school between 1999 and 2001, found substantial variation in the success of individual U.S. Medical Schools in recruiting and educating students to address the social mission of medical education, defined as graduating physicians who practice primary care and work in underseved areas and recruiting and graduating young physicians who are underrepresented minorities.

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