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Undergraduate emergency medicine training: past, present and future

Wai, A.K.C., Graham, C.A. and Rainer, Timothy 2006. Undergraduate emergency medicine training: past, present and future. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 13 (3) , pp. 178-184.

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This article briefly reviews the development of emergency medicine (EM) in Hong Kong with particular focus on the parallel development of training in EM at the undergraduate level. The practice of EM in Hong Kong started more than 50 years ago but the development of the specialty progressed slowly until the 1980s. Since then, although there have been major advances in postgraduate training, the specialty still features poorly in undergraduate medical training. We compared emergency medicine training in Hong Kong, Australia, USA, UK and Singapore, in order to identify areas in the medical curriculum where EM could contribute more to undergraduate medical training. The growth of EM in Hong Kong depends on recruiting good trainees who are attracted by what they observe and what they learn during their undergraduate EM clerkship.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical education, professional education, undergraduate medical education
Publisher: Medcom Limited
ISSN: 1024-9079
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:17

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