Medical decision making for contemporary practice: A national faculty development program

Medical school training does not adequately prepare students to practice in the most effective and efficient manner within the context of a managed care environment. Current practicing physicians feel discouraged and disillusioned by rising expectations, constrained resources, and ever-increasing accountability and pass these attitudes on to students. Helpful strategies are available for effective practice, yet not highly utilized. These include: (1) greater emphasis on evidence-based medicine; (2) development and implementation of clinical guidelines; and (3) explicit efforts toward quality improvement. The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a nationally standardized curriculum on evidence-based medical decision making. In addition, a core of dedicated faculty will master the new curriculum and pass it on to peers and trainees through their well tested Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP) train the trainer program.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $741,472.00

Awarded on: 6/22/2000

Time frame: 7/1/2000 - 6/30/2004

Grant Number: 37961


Stanford University School of Medicine

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, 94305-5119


Kelley M. Skeff
Project Director