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Medical education must be more patient centred: Good in theory but not in practice

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:920
  1. Alex Stockdale, fifth year medical student (
  1. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

    EDITOR—As a final year medical student I have encountered patient centred medical education.1 In principle, the theory is commendable. But it is in the practice of patient centred teaching where the problem lies. Too often such teaching is designated to non-clinical staff. They, …

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