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Monday, February 22, 2010

Medical Education: Attention Long Overdue

JAMA recently published a review of a very important book (http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/303/5/458): Radiology Education: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  while the educational aspects of medicine have gotten increasing attention on many levels during the last decade, this book focuses on some critic elements.  In fact the book is organized around three key elements: Education for NonEducators (unfortunately, the majority of doctors who are training the next generation fall into this category), Educational Insights from Practitioners (finally some recognition that some teach better than others and may have an inside tract), and Radiology Education Global Outreach (synthesizing lessons learned from many educational milieu).
Those who direct residency training in all specialties should take note of this book and look long and hard about how to effect similar educational  innovation and introspection within their own training programs.

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