Benefits and costs to community-based physicians teaching primary care to medical students

Martha S. Grayson, Martin Klein, Javier Lugo, Paul Visintainer

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and costs to community-based primary care physicians teaching medical students in their offices. Survey data were collected from 185 preceptors between 1990 and 1996. Respondents reported increases in their enjoyment of the practice of medicine (82%), time spent reviewing clinical medicine (66%), desire to keep up with recent developments in medicine (49%), and patients' perception of their stature (44%). However, 61% reported a decrease in the number of patients seen when a student was present. We conclude that despite the costs associated with teaching medical students in their offices, preceptors derived many benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 1998

Keywords

  • Benefits of teaching
  • Costs of teaching
  • Physician satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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