Teaching Clinical Epidemiology in a School of Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges
An important part of efforts to improve health care through understanding of epidemiologic principles is physician education. Physicians must in the future use the technology of medicine in a rational way and consider the populations from which their patients are drawn. In addition, practicing physicians are increasingly aware of issues of community health, from issues of environmental pollution to neonatal mortality to the epidemic of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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