Author Affiliation: Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Dr Johns is also Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.
The last decade has seen significant and much-needed changes in the
education of medical students. In response to changing practice environments,
the proliferation of new knowledge and new technologies, and new and better
understandings of pedagogy, virtually every school of medicine in the country
has undertaken significant curricular revision. In this issue of THE JOURNAL,
Barzansky and colleagues1 report that 58% of
all US medical schools are now involved in a major curricular initiative.
Medical school curricula now aim to better integrate basic science and clinical
experiences and to involve students in more active learning.
Johns MME. The Time Has Come to Reform Graduate Medical Education. JAMA. 2001;286(9):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1075