Berger, Joseph. "Panel Urges Vast Changes in Medical Schools," New York Times, 13

 

Berger, Joseph. "Panel Urges Vast Changes in Medical Schools," New York Times, 13
November 1988, p. 38.

A blue-ribbon panel of the New York Academy of Medicine, one which included the deans of
some of the top medical colleges in the country, recommends that doctors are needed who are
sensitive to patients rather than gadget oriented technocrats. The panel was funded by the Macy
Foundation.

The panel also suggests that medical colleges are producing too many specialists and not enough
general practitioners.

Additional recommendations include: emphasis in medical schools should be on teaching and not
on research. Residency programs should be made the medical college's responsibility. More of a
physician's training should be in primary rather than specialized medical care.

Copies of the report can be obtained at New York Academy of Medicine, 2 E. 103 Street, New
York, New York, 10029.