Medical education is currently undergoing a gradual but significant change. Part of the ongoing transformation is reducing the time of education by shortening the preclinical education period from 24 months to 12 to 15 months and, therefore, potentially reducing the total time of medical school.1 Another change is more training in the predominant site of care, the outpatient setting. Additionally, the confirmation and assessment of completed training will shift from time in school to proven competencies. Incorporating all these changes is slow—inordinately slow for many people. But these changes seem inevitable.
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Emanuel EJ. The Inevitable Reimagining of Medical Education. JAMA. 2020;323(12):1127–1128. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1227
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