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The BMJ Awards 2018: Education Team of the Year

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 09 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1519

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Education: Pro & Con

Education isn't all edification. It informs and conforms us with facts, but it immerses and rehearses us with minutiae. Enlightened but benighted, and filled with the helium of higher education, our head is in the sky, and our feet barely touch the ground. So let's treat this heady intoxication with brevity, simplicity, clarity, and humility, since education isn't pontification, fabrication, or polysyllabification, but public communication for and with all people - past, present, and future.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 April 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA