Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Best Medical Teachers May Be Losing Interest in Teaching. (Money and Pressure)

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Best Medical Teachers May Be Losing Interest in Teaching. (Money and Pressure)

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CHICAGO -- The best teachers might be losing interest in teaching.

That's the finding of Dr. Josiah K. Halm, who surveyed winners of the Best Teacher Award at the department of internal medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Recent winners are shifting their focus away from teaching and toward patient care, Dr. Halm reported in a poster at the annual meeting of the Midwest Region Society of General Internal Medicine.

Institutional pressures on faculty to be "clinically productive" and do research, as well as the perception that teaching is not as financially rewarding as seeing patients, might be leading to the observed decrease in the teachers interest in teaching, said Dr. HaIm, who is an instructor at the college.

Dr. Halm's survey of award winners from 1986 to 2000 is a follow-up to a similar survey conducted of winners from 1969 to 1985.

Of the 18 winners in the earlier group, 17 responded to the 1987 survey while 12 of the 15 more recent winners responded to the later survey.

The responses of the two generations are quite divergent. In response to the question "Do you want to teach more? …

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