Medical students are demoralised by some teachers

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7330.173 (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:173
  1. Allan D Struthers, professor of cardiovascular medicine and therapeutics
  1. Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Tayside DD1 9SY

    EDITOR—I wish to draw attention to what I think is a serious problem in medical education. Since I became a consultant in 1985, some senior staff have been complaining that medical students nowadays do not know as much as they used to. This complaint has been given greater impetus by the invention of “new” medical curricula, which means that teachers now believe that they have an identifiable reason why today's medical students are not as good as they used to be. …

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