Partnership for Excellence

Partnership for Excellence

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The University of Torontoa€™s Faculty of Medicine is North Americaa€™s largest medical school and a major health consortium, boasting nine affiliated teaching hospitals and a network of research institutes. It is where insulin was pioneered, stem cells were first discovered, and famous physicians from Vincent Lam to Sheela Basrur began their careers. But despite all its major accomplishments, the facultya€™s impressive history has never before been comprehensively documented. In Partnership for Excellence, senior medical historian and award-winning author Edward Shorter details the Faculty of Medicinea€™s history from its inception as a small provincial school to its present day status as an international powerhouse. Deeply researched through front-line interviews and primary sources, it ties the story of the faculty and its teaching hospitals to the general history of medicine over this period. Shorter emphasizes the enormous concentration of intellectual energy in the faculty that has allowed it to become the dominant force in Canadian medicine, home to a legion of medical pioneers and achievements.With the support of the Society of Graduates in Hospital Administration, the faculty obtained a grant from the USbased ... In 1990 DeanJohnDirks expounded on the importance of the MHSc and MSc/PhD programs incommunity health, withanbsp;...


Title:Partnership for Excellence
Author: Edward Shorter
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2013-05-28
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