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Involvement of family and community medicine professionals in community projects.
J Fam Pract. 2002 Apr; 51(4):369.JF

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Medical schools are being challenged to continue their excellence in education, research, and patient care while responding to the health needs of the public. The objective of our study was to determine the nature and type of community involvement of professionals in departments of family and community medicine.

STUDY DESIGN

We mailed a 24-item structured survey to a random national sample of family medicine professionals.

POPULATION

Survey recipients included 770 full-time physician and nonphysician active members of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

OUTCOMES MEASURED

Our survey assessed community activities, challenges and incentives to those activities, and desired resources for working in the community.

RESULTS

A total of 446 usable surveys were returned (58% response rate). Ninety-five percent of respondents had participated in a community activity within the previous year. More male respondents precepted medical students or residents and educated faculty on topics regarding community education; more older respondents participated by sitting on community health boards or councils. Insufficient release time and lack of funding were the 2 most frequently cited barriers to community-based activities.

CONCLUSIONS

Most faculty are involved in community-related teaching and service. Reasons for low levels of research and subgroup differences, especially among women and young faculty, merit further research.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11978261

Citation

Beck, Barbra, et al. "Involvement of Family and Community Medicine Professionals in Community Projects." The Journal of Family Practice, vol. 51, no. 4, 2002, p. 369.
Beck B, Wolff M, Guse CE, et al. Involvement of family and community medicine professionals in community projects. J Fam Pract. 2002;51(4):369.
Beck, B., Wolff, M., Guse, C. E., & Maurana, C. A. (2002). Involvement of family and community medicine professionals in community projects. The Journal of Family Practice, 51(4), 369.
Beck B, et al. Involvement of Family and Community Medicine Professionals in Community Projects. J Fam Pract. 2002;51(4):369. PubMed PMID: 11978261.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Involvement of family and community medicine professionals in community projects. AU - Beck,Barbra, AU - Wolff,Marie, AU - Guse,Clare E, AU - Maurana,Cheryl A, PY - 2002/4/30/pubmed PY - 2002/5/30/medline PY - 2002/4/30/entrez SP - 369 EP - 369 JF - The Journal of family practice JO - J Fam Pract VL - 51 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Medical schools are being challenged to continue their excellence in education, research, and patient care while responding to the health needs of the public. The objective of our study was to determine the nature and type of community involvement of professionals in departments of family and community medicine. STUDY DESIGN: We mailed a 24-item structured survey to a random national sample of family medicine professionals. POPULATION: Survey recipients included 770 full-time physician and nonphysician active members of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. OUTCOMES MEASURED: Our survey assessed community activities, challenges and incentives to those activities, and desired resources for working in the community. RESULTS: A total of 446 usable surveys were returned (58% response rate). Ninety-five percent of respondents had participated in a community activity within the previous year. More male respondents precepted medical students or residents and educated faculty on topics regarding community education; more older respondents participated by sitting on community health boards or councils. Insufficient release time and lack of funding were the 2 most frequently cited barriers to community-based activities. CONCLUSIONS: Most faculty are involved in community-related teaching and service. Reasons for low levels of research and subgroup differences, especially among women and young faculty, merit further research. SN - 0094-3509 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11978261/Involvement_of_family_and_community_medicine_professionals_in_community_projects_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=11978261.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -