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Academic medicine: time for reinvention

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

Academic research should wind down, not up

  1. David P Kernick, general practitioner (su1838@eclipse.co.uk)
  1. St Thomas Medical Group, St Thomas Health Centre, Exeter EX4 1HJ

    EDITOR—Clark and Smith announce a crisis in academic medicine and call for an international campaign to re-establish its credentials.1 This assertive policy marks a turning point for a discipline that has to date adopted a defensive posture in the developing healthcare environment.2

    Unlike healthcare research, where the impact on service delivery has been minimal, …

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