Learning in MedicineBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6943.1579 (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1579
- H J F Hodgson
Ed Colin Coles, Hans Asbjorn Holm Scandinavian University Press, pp 212 ISBN 82-00-21811-2
The editor of the BMJ contributed to Learning in Medicine, including in his chapter a section entitled “How to write better.” One theme of the book is that teachers should assess their effectiveness. In some ways this makes my review a personal communication to the editor.
The book's first tenet is that traditional medical education is discredited. It is authoritarian, hierarchic, coercive, paternalistic, devoid of feedback from the student, and …