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Address correspondence to: Murtaza Cassoobhoy, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr, Atlanta, GA 30303404-778-1616404-778-1602mcassob@emory.edu

The authors would like to thank Schovonne Robinson and Joanne Boykin for their administrative support.

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This work was supported by the Emory University Teaching Fund. Funding for the CPHP was provided by NACCHO in cooperation with the CDC.

Development of an Interactive Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections Curriculum for Medical Students and Internal Medicine Residents

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Public Health Reports

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Volume 120, Number Suppl 1

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, Pages 59-63

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Article | Post-print: After Peer Review

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SYNOPSIS While awareness of bioterrorism threats and emerging infectious diseases has resulted in an increased sense of urgency to improve the knowledge base and response capability of physicians, few medical schools and residency programs have curricula in place to teach these concepts. Public health agencies are an essential component of a response to these types of emergencies. Public health education during medical school is usually limited to the non-clinical years. With collaboration from our local public health agency, the Emory University School of Medicine developed a curriculum in bioterrorism and emerging infections. By implementing this curriculum in the clinical years of medical school and residency programs, we seek to foster improved interactions between clinicians and their local public health agencies.

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©2005 Association of Schools of Public Health

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