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Monitoring the medical education revolution

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1362
  1. Val Wass, professor in community based education,
  2. Tessa Richards, assistant editor (,
  3. Peter Cantillon, senior lecturer in general practice
  1. Manchester University, Manchester M13 9PT
  2. BMJ
  3. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

    The impact of new training programmes must be evaluated

    This is a time of great change in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The General Medical Council's recommendations for Tomorrow's Doctors1 have stimulated educational innovations and new curriculums in all British medical schools. Key changes include early patient contact from the beginning of the course; more emphasis on patient centred communication skills; an increased focus on ethics, culture, and ethnicity; and more training in the community. Different approaches to teaching are being introduced, such as special study modules to stimulate self directed learning,1 problem based …

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