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Campaign to revitalise academic medicine: Direction of academic medicine is worrying

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1377
  1. Margaret S Terpenning, associate professor, internal medicine (
  1. Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, 11G GRECC, VA Hospital, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA

    EDITOR—Three things concern me about the direction of academic medicine.1

    Firstly, coordination of global concerns seems to be lacking in academic medicine. Diverse groups advocate for their causes, but there is no central organisation. For example, does a central group try to keep track of sanitation and public health data for various areas of the world? Does …

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