Case-Based Pain Curriculum Used in Canadian Schools

December 1, 1999

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.

MONTREAL--A recent survey of the 16 Canadian medical schools showedthat only one, McGill Uni-versity, recorded more than 20 formalteaching hours in palliative care, and five schools had less than5 hours, Neil MacDonald, MD, said at the congress.

To improve this situation, a palliative care curriculum has beendeveloped that includes a manual of cases that feed back and illustratethe curriculum. "We feel this is important because medicalschools are going to small-group, case-based teaching," saidDr. MacDonald, of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.