Education And Debate

The future for medical education

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:105
  1. Tiago Villanueva, final year medical student1 (
  1. 1 University of Lisbon, Santa Maria Hospital, 1649-035, Lisbon, Portugal

    One of the most frustrating things for medical students is knowing what is wrong with their medical education but not being able to do much about it. Medical school is already gruelling and time consuming enough, and in those rare moments when we stop to catch our breath and think a bit about life, we realise that no matter how much our education makes us yawn, or of how the school is serving the interests of its educators rather than those of its students, things won't change from night to day. Thus we sigh and hope that …

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