In case you haven't noticed, there is a revolution taking place in medical education that is unrivaled in significance since the release of the Flexner report in 1910. The Flexner report triggered reforms in the standards, organization, and curriculum of North American medical schools by proposing a system strong in biomedical sciences and hands-on clinical training. The current revolution directs us toward an approach that can be loosely defined by the buzz phrases of “student-centered learning,” “competency-based evaluation,” and “80-hour work rules.” These winds of change in medical education are most associated with residency programs, but in reality, they affect us all.
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