John MacAlister's Other Vision traces the history of The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine from its formation to the present day. It includes biographies and images of the major figures involved in the institution along with fascinating background information for those involved in postgraduate education. Members of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine will find this book interesting and historically enlightening, as will members of The Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of Surgeons and worldwide organisations and individuals with an interest in the history and development of postgraduate medical education.
Beginnings of Postgraduate Medicine Education in London. The London Post-graduate Association (LPA) and the Postgraduate Medical Association (PMA). The ‘Association for Co-operation in Medicine amongst English-speaking Nations’. The Emergency Post-graduate Courses Committee (EPGC), and the Inter-Allied Fellowship of Medicine. Amalgamation of the Fellowship of Medicine (FM) with the Post-Graduate Medical Association (PMA), and the death of Sir William Osler. The quest for a medical school in central London, and increased links with the Dominions and northern America. Involvement of the University of London, the Ministry of Health, and University Grants Committee. The ‘Athlone Report’ — May 1921 * The Fellowship of Medicine becomes well established (1923-1930). Report of the Government’s Postgraduate Medical Education Committee (April 1930), and the opening of the Postgraduate School. Disappointment - the 1930 report ignores the FM and its deliberations, and poor relations with the new Postgraduate School. The FM in ‘full swing’, but still no co-operation from the Postgraduate School. The War years — 1939-45, and a change of name. Does the Fellowship have a post-war, and post-National Health Service role? The scenario surrounding Postgraduate training after 1945. ‘Incorporation’, and a major change of tack. The Fellowship at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries. The Fellowship’s Publications (1919-2005).