February 25th, 2010

Doctor Training Aided by Drug Industry Cash

By Kelley Luckstein

More than half of the nation’s medical residency programs to train doctors in internal medicine accepted financial support from the drug industry…

 

The article was published Monday in the Web version of The Archives of Internal Medicine

 

Dr. Furman S. McDonald, a co-author of the survey report and director of internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic, said it was unclear whether the lower test scores indicated a lack of overall support for the residency programs that took industry money, or a negative effect from the information being imparted by the pharmaceutical industry.

 

NY Times, by Duff Wilson, 2/23/2010

 

Additional coverage:

BusinessWeek

Medscape Today

Tags: Education, General Internal Medicine, medical residency programs, pharmaceutical

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