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September 5, 2001

The Time Has Come to Reform Graduate Medical Education

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Dr Johns is also Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

JAMA. 2001;286(9):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1075

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.