Robert Q. Marston, MD; Suzanne W. Fletcher, MD
Many of the forces buffeting the practice of medicine today are affecting medical education as well: Explosive increases in new knowledge, the economic and cultural ills of modern society, and the new organizational structures of medicine all threaten traditional methods of medical education. In difficult times, medical educators tend to issue commission reports. There have been at least 12 major national commissions on medical education over the past 50 years, 5 in the past decade (1-12).
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission on Medical Education: The Sciences of Medical Practice, the most recent national commission to make recommendations, has just
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Marston RQ, Fletcher SW. A New Commission Report on Medical Education. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:340–341. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-4-340
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(4):340-341.
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