TITLE

Is it time for another medical curriculum revolution?

AUTHOR(S)
Flegel, Kenneth M.; Paul C. Hébert; MacDonald, Noni
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the benefits of a three-year curriculum in medical education, compared to the customary four years of training, in Canada. The authors argue that the fourth year in medical education is unnecessary because it only represents additional financial burden not only to the students but also to Canadian universities and taxpayers. Evidence also suggests that physicians trained in a three-year program are equally competent with graduates of four-year programs.
ACCESSION #
27983730

 

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