Background. The integration of cancer prevention education (CPE) into medical school curricula is occurring at a discouragingly slow rate despite current trends in curricular reform and professional and educational recommendations. Methods and results. An assessment of medical school web sites revealed only one school incorporating cancer prevention education into its curriculum. Additionally, a thorough literature review and listserv survey indicated that 15 medical schools had included a CPE component in their curricula. Conclusions. The limited number of medical schools that can be demonstrated to teach cancer prevention illustrates the need for curricular reform in this direction to fulfill existing prevention recommendations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Cancer Education|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health