Letters

Academic medicine: time for reinvention

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7430.45-b (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:45

Medical education, training, and research are under threat because academic medicine is undervalued

  1. James P B O'Connor, anatomy demonstrator (james.o'connor@man.ac.uk),
  2. Dominic R J Kanga, anatomy demonstrator (dominic.r.kanga@man.ac.uk)
  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT

    EDITOR—As surgical trainees teaching anatomy at a leading university, we welcome the recent editorial highlighting the current crisis faced by academic medicine.1

    This crisis has serious consequences beyond research and its practical application.2 Basic medical sciences must inform evidence based medicine to optimise clinical management. All doctors need a firm and comprehensive basic science education. As …

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