Governance of academic medicine should be with public trustees

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.798 (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:798
  1. Mary G Baker, president, European Parkinson's Disease Association,
  2. B S Singhal, professor,
  3. Matthew Menken, chairman (MMenken712@aol.com)
  1. Woking, Surrey GU22 0SH
  2. Department of Neurology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai 400 020, India
  3. World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Medical Education, 54 Rollingmead Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

    EDITOR—Many of the problems arising in academic medicine are due to the divergence of academic goals and the values of society. Academic institutions are not currently governed in a way that fosters a strong and healthy alliance with government and the population at large, and there is a failure …

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