Letters

Campaign to revitalise academic medicine

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1378 (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1378
  1. Kerr L White, retired deputy director for health sciences (Klw2j@virginia.edu)
  1. Rockefeller Foundation, New York Charlottesville, VA 22911, USA

    EDITOR—Fundamental revision of academic medicine1 might start by considering:

    • Expanding medicine's biomedical world-view to include the impactsof social, emotional, environmental, familial, and occupationalfactors on health and disease

    • Expanding major educational venues beyond the hospital to doctors' offices, patients' homes, nursing homes, rehabilitation units, and hospices

    • Replacing the emphasis on single “causes” for most diseases with profiles of …

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