Issue Brief

No. 742

Canada's Generalist Training: Are There Lessons for the United States?
June 25, 1999

Author

Lee A. Hawkins, Consultant

Summary

Addressing the premise of an inappropriate skewing of the U.S. medical education system toward specialty medicine, this issue brief compares and contrasts the U.S. and Canadian graduate medical education (GME) systems, including the organization and financing of each. The issue brief also explores various lessons that might be learned from the Canadian GME system, such as full integration of primary care and GME and the use of incentives to achieve desired policy goals.

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