Undergraduate medical education: thoughts on future challenges

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BACKGROUND: There is considerable uncertainty about the future of undergraduate medical education in the face of several important challenges. This paper highlights many of the complexities of the challenges facing medical school leadership today.

DISCUSSION: A major challenge facing medical education in the United States is the erosion of the clinical environment, the loss of clinical revenues and all its attendant consequences, including pressures for increased faculty productivity in an environment that is increasingly managed. These pressures have squeezed the time for teaching out of the system. Another challenge is how to incorporate all the new and emergent domains of knowledge into the existing curriculum. There is also a need to incorporate technological advancements into the delivery of teaching.

SUMMARY: Undergraduate medical education in the United States must respond to a multitude of challenges if it is to remain vibrant in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Medical Education
Volume2
StatePublished - Jul 30 2002

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Undergraduate Medical Education
Teaching
Pressure
Medical Education
Medical Schools
Curriculum
Uncertainty
education
erosion
revenue
productivity
uncertainty
leadership
curriculum
school

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