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Are MOOCs the future of medical education?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2666 (Published 26 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2666

Re: Are MOOCs the future of medical education?

Expertise is a paradox. The world is full of experts who can't explain or solve any problems, but expect us to defer to their expertise. How can we address this absurdity? We must insist that all experts offer pragmatism and progress, not pontification or prevarication. We don't need experts who are smitten with their smarts and suffer from expertosis, diplomatosis, academic neurosis, and apotheosis.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 May 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA