MONTREAL--A recent survey of the 16 Canadian medical schools showed
that only one, McGill Uni-versity, recorded more than 20 formal
teaching hours in palliative care, and five schools had less than
5 hours, Neil MacDonald, MD, said at the congress.
To improve this situation, a palliative care curriculum has been
developed that includes a manual of cases that feed back and illustrate
the curriculum. "We feel this is important because medical
schools are going to small-group, case-based teaching," said
Dr. MacDonald, of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.