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December 12, 2007

Medical Education Theme Issue 2008: Call for Papers

Author Affiliations

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

JAMA. 2007;298(22):2677. doi:10.1001/jama.298.22.2677

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.—Eric Hoffer

Medical education has traditionally focused on providing a strong knowledge base, starting with basic and clinical science. The implicit high value placed on this type of knowledge is reinforced by examinations that, at all levels of training, test the learner's competence in retaining and using a body of information deemed to be valid and (sometimes) important.