Residency education

PG Bashook
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Residency education has an interesting history in the US that speaks clearly about some of the cherished beliefs still perpetuated in today's residency training programs. The history also provides a foundation for considering how the current knowledge of adult education theory and practice can be incorporated into residency education programs. The author presents a brief overview of the history of residency education in the US followed by a recommendation for applying a conception of adult learning to residency education.