ROBERT BEAR, M.D.
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To the editor: In his thoughtful analysis of proposed changes in the curricula of North American medical schools (76:487, 1972), Engel asks physicians to "pause and reflect whether we may not be compounding the crisis in health care with a crisis in medical education as well."
How myopic we are at times! Health care and medical education are so intertwined that if we have a crisis in health care now, then we have a crisis in medical education too. This premise accepted, changes in the educational system must be made. The only important issue should concern planning the changes well
BEAR R. Educators for Medical Education?. Ann Intern Med. ;77:816–817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-5-816_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(5):816-817.
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