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January 18, 2006

Medical Education Theme Issue 2006Call for Papers

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Dr Golub is Senior Editor, JAMA (robert.golub@jama-archives.org).

JAMA. 2006;295(3):330. doi:10.1001/jama.295.3.330

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.—Herbert Spencer

One of the positive trends in medical education research is that it continues to show improvement in methodological strength1 despite challenges to funding.2 Examples can be found for medical education studies that exemplify rigorous standards for survey studies, observational studies, and randomized controlled trials. However, rather than determining the effects of education on action, studies tend to focus on more easily determined measures of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and the educational process.

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