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GMC says it will watch curriculum reforms

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.361 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:361
  1. L Dillner
  1. GMC, 44 Hallam Street, London WIN 6AE.

    Medical schools in the United Kingdom will have to change their curriculums dramatically and report annually to the General Medical Council (GMC) on the progress of their reforms. The GMC's latest recommendations on curriculum reform emphasise that the council will ensure that changes are implemented. Professor David Shaw, chairman of the GMC's education committee, said that the GMC had been urging medical schools to reduce the factual content of their courses since 1863.

    * Students will be encouraged to teach themselves

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    “Most medical schools already seem to have major revisions of their curriculum going on at the moment. Change is happening quite rapidly. But we are committed to these reforms, and …

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