Reform of undergraduate medical teaching in the United Kingdom: “Problem based learning” v “traditional” is a false debate

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.799-b (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:799
  1. Joshua D R Payne, third year medical student (jdrp1@le.ac.uk)
  1. University of Leicester, School of Medicine, Leicester LE1 9HN

    EDITOR—Williams and Lau debate the reform of undergraduate medical teaching.1 The most important issue in medical education is not whether problem based learning is a weaker approach than “traditional” learning but whether medical sciences are viewed as a body of facts to be crammed in a crude fashion or as …

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