We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

The Pediatric Term Paper

William O. Robertson, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(1):51-54. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090220057009.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


TODAY THE THESIS requirement in higher education is an accepted academic tradition. Despite an absence of controlled studies about its efficacy, few seem to take issue with its validity. In the medical school this "ultimate obstacle" has been distilled by many departments into a "term paper requirement." Not uniformly perceived as a relished opportunity by all medical students, here too, educational effectiveness has yet to be documented. The following report describes how in the Department of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine a long-standing term paper requirement was modified to accomplish specific objectives providing both subjective and objective evidence concerning the efficacy of modification. The techniques are seen as having somewhat broader implications.

Background  In early 1950's, a number of pediatric departments began encouraging their students to seek out the overall impact of disease upon a child, his family, and his community. Concurrently, attempts to kindle in-depth


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.