Forum Session

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


Lee A. Hawkins, Consultant


Addressing the premise of an inappropriate skewing of the U.S. medical education system toward specialty medicine, this Forum session compared and contrasted the U.S. and Canadian graduate medical education (GME) systems, including the organization and financing of each. Participants explored 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.


Norman Kahn, MD, Vice President for Education and Scientific Affairs, American Academy of Family Physicians; Nadia Mikhael, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Director of Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Mamoru Watanabe, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada; Stephen Gray, MD, Medical Policy Consultant, Legislation and Professional Regulation, Ministry of Health, Canada

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 742.

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