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Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula
TABLE 2-2c Medical Student Satisfaction with Selected Topics at Time of Graduation
Selected LCME Hot Topics
Percentage N = 14,200
Percentage of students who believe the time devoted to instruction in this area was appropriate
Patient interviewing skills/doctor–patient communication skills
Health Care Quality Improvement
Quality assurance in medicine
Percentage of students who believe the time devoted to instruction in the area was appropriate
Population-based role of community health and social service agencies
Drug and alcohol abuse
Percentage of students who believe the subject was adequately covered in all 4 years of medical school
Health Care Systems
Prevention and Health Maintenance
Health promotion and disease prevention
NOTE: LCME Hot Topics are shown in bold. Subheadings under those topics represent the closest match to the LCME Hot Topic as it appears on the Medical School Graduation Questionnaire.
SOURCE: 2002–2003 AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (AAMC, 2003c).