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Reform of undergraduate medical teaching in the United Kingdom: Evidence base for problem based learning is growing

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:798
  1. Jill Morrison, professor of general practice (
  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

    EDITOR—Williams and Lau's criticism of the recent reforms in medical education is dismaying.1 Everyone involved in undergraduate medical education in the United Kingdom wants to produce doctors who are “fit for purpose.” This requires flexible learners with the core knowledge to practise safely as preregistration house officers and to build on during postgraduate training. They also need relevant skills in communicating and working with other health professionals and patients, as well as in making ethically …

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