GEORGE L. ENGEL, M.D.
The author warns against implementation of illconceived and ill-researched recommendations that would accelerate or shorten the undergraduate medical curriculum, reduce faculty-student ratios, and eliminate the internship. Such changes would not only seriously undermine the quality of medical education as it now exists but also preclude correction of current deficiencies. The crisis in health care has been long in developing; it will only be compounded, not resolved, by compromising the quality of the education of those who in the future will provide that care.
ENGEL GL. Must We Precipitate a Crisis in Medical Education to Solve the Crisis in Health Care?. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:487–490. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-487
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):487-490.
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