…and has been introduced successfully in Manchester

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1643b (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1643
  1. P A O'Neill
  1. Curriculum facilitator Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT

    EDITOR,--John Bligh's editorial on problem based learning sets out the current developments in undergraduate medical education in Britain.1 The lead time for change is long. In Manchester the seeds of reform of the curriculum date back to 1987, and in 1994 the medical school became the first in Britain to introduce problem based learning as the main learning strategy for first year students, with its continuation throughout a new curriculum.

    As Bligh states, an important element in developing the curriculum is identifying the core …

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