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Student fundholding is a good idea

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:710
  1. Domhnall Macauley
  1. General practitioner Hillhead Family Practice, Belfast BT11 9FZ

    EDITOR,—The ideas promoted by Simon Wilson have the potential to revolutionise the current structure of medical education1: if money follows patients2 then why should not money follow students? Student centred contracting could drive student centred education. If subjects such as medicine, surgery, and general practice were to be organised separately, each with an independent curriculum and assessment, then students could purchase entire modules from a menu of a core and options offered by hospitals and general practices throughout Britain.

    As teaching hospitals …

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