Collaboration in the preparation of the generalist physician

J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Apr;9(4 Suppl 1):S55-63. doi: 10.1007/BF02598119.


Collaborative efforts among health care professionals and institutions at all levels will be essential to the increased production of generalist physicians. There have been many successful collaborations in education and patient care among certifying boards, faculty, physicians in practice, specialists, generalists, and non-physician health professionals, as well as among the three generalist specialties. Recommended strategies to encourage collaboration in the preparation of generalist physicians include: creation of an institutional collaborative curriculum committee; design of a longitudinal curriculum on collaboration for physicians-in-training and other health professionals; implementation of collaborative patient care in ambulatory care teaching clinics; development of integrated systems of care that link inpatient, outpatient, and community-based health services; and education of physicians-in-training in these and other collaborative and co-practice models of patient care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical*
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Geriatrics / education
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine / education*
  • Internship and Residency
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Models, Educational
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Physicians, Family / supply & distribution
  • United States