Campaign to revitalise academic medicine: A road map needs to be drawn for the 21st century

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1377-c (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1377
  1. Jean D Gray, professor emeritus (jeangray@hfx.eastlink.ca)
  1. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3M 2B3

    EDITOR—The international effort to revise and reform academic medicine is timely and appropriate.1

    In the past century the science of medicine has become a massive enterprise, fuelled by both government and industry money. But growth has also resulted in a separation of science from practitioners of the discipline. Most of today's major scientific health advances are created not by practising doctors but by people …

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