Views And Reviews

Learning in Medicine

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6943.1579 (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1579
  1. 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 …

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