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Academic medicine: who is it for?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:361

We need teachers to train teachers

  1. Jogenananda Pramanik (, head, department of pathology
  1. St Christopher's College of Medicine, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3BE

EDITOR—Detoriorating teaching standards in academic medicine have raised deep concerns all over the world.1 2 Although several highly qualified people have been appointed to high positions in the academic medicine departments of several colleges, not much improvement has been shown over the years.

Teachers are born with a talent, but others can learn teaching skills through rigorous practice …

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