Education at prestigious centres is valuable

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.596b (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:596
  1. B S Drasar
  1. Acting dean London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR,—Several questions arising in Fiona Godlee's article on World Health Organisation fellowships need to be addressed.1 These include the value of education at prestigious centres (of which the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a leading example), the role of externally imposed objectives in education, and the WHO's priorities. Examination of the WHO may be justified, but the more general conclusions do not follow.

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