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Student selected caesareans

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.175-a (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:175
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    2004 is my 40th year in medical education, as student or teacher. Back in 1964 our class was special—the first to experience the New Curriculum. The idea had been to reduce factual learning and make the course more integrated.

    I now know that reducing factual learning is a tradition stretching back to the 19th century. Each generation of educators discovers that designing a fully integrated and really challenging course is fun. It certainly beats teaching. …

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