Academic medicine: time for reinvention

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7430.46 (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:46

Leadership and money are needed

  1. Andrew M Morris, assistant professor, infectious diseases and internal medicine (morriand@hhsc.ca)
  1. McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 2X2

    EDITOR—Clark and Smith's focus on internal and external funding and leadership is paramount in improving the state of academic medicine.1

    Academic health care has deteriorated because academicians are poorly remunerated (compared with their peers) for their academic work, unless they partner with industry. Unfortunately, industry's raison d'être seems to be the promotion of therapeutics or diagnostics rather than of education for education's …

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