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Campaign to revitalise academic medicine: Crisis in UK academia affects academic medicine too

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1376 (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1376
  1. Alistair R Fielder, professor of ophthalmology ([email protected])1,
  2. Michael Levin, professor of paediatrics2
  1. 1Department of Visual Neuroscience, Imperial College, Room 9L02, Charing Cross Campus, London W6 8RP
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR—Academic medicine is in a woeful state.13 But this is only part of the crisis affecting UK academia as a whole. Pumping funds into academic medicine alone14 without tackling fundamental issues would only worsen the situation.

    “Top class researchers make excellent teachers, and students benefit from the enhanced quality of the education they receive.”5 But the assessment of …

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