TABLE 2-2bPercentage of Medical Schools Teaching Specific Topics During Each Year of Medical School

Percentageb
Selected LCME Hot TopicsaYear 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Communication Skills 51 27 15 3
      Patient interviewing skills 39 27 6 2
      Doctor–patient communication skills 2 3 3 0
Community Health 15 12 8 5
Cultural Diversity 13000
      Cultural competency 15 5 2 2
End-of-Life Care 60 52 13 16
Palliative Care
Epidemiology 40 49 8 12
      Clinical epidemiology 9900
Health Care Quality Improvement 5222
Health Care Systems 15823
Human Development/ Life Cycle 31 16 2 2
Medical Ethics 70 51 22 13
      Biomedical ethics 3020
Medical Socioeconomics
      Medical economics 12 13 3 3
Nutrition 75 75 28 8
Pain Management
Combined Pain and Palliative Care 72 78 36 19
Patient Health Education 8622
Population-Based Medicine 11 15 5 2
Prevention and Health Maintenance 39 45 13 5
Substance Abuse
      Drug and alcohol abuse 49 81 24 12

NOTE: Data based on 67 medical schools that entered over 200 session titles in the CurrMIT database. “-” indicates data not available.

a

LCME Hot Topics are shown in bold. Subheadings under those topics represent the closest match to the Hot Topic and Medical School Graduation Questionnaire variables (see Table that can be found in the AAMC CurrMit database).

b

Percentages calculated from the total number of schools teaching the topic/total number of schools.

SOURCE: AAMC CurrMIT database.

LCME Hot Topics are shown in bold. Subheadings under those topics represent the closest match to the Hot Topic and Medical School Graduation Questionnaire variables (see Table that can be found in the AAMC CurrMit database).

Percentages calculated from the total number of schools teaching the topic/total number of schools.

SOURCE: AAMC CurrMIT database.

From: 2, Current Approaches to Incorporating the Behavioral and Social Sciences into Medical School Curricula

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Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula; Cuff PA, Vanselow NA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.
Copyright © 2004, National Academy of Sciences.

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