Letters Research in medical education

Funding for medical education research should not be based on anticipated improvements to patient care

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4319 (Published 11 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4319
  1. Jean McKendree, senior lecturer in medical education1
  1. 1Hull York Medical School, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. jean.mckendree{at}hyms.ac.uk

I heartily applaud the call for more funding for medical education research but urge a note of caution regarding the statement that research “must be focused on ultimately improving the health of patients.”1 I believe it is important to question this stance, especially if used as the defining criterion for awarding …

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