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Medical Education Theme Issue 2010:  Call for Papers

Robert M. Golub, MD
JAMA. 2009;302(23):2597. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1854.
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Anyone who teaches (and cares about it) struggles with ways to improve the process: delivering a more effective lecture, engaging a small group in discussion, providing experiences that will facilitate learning, preparing curricular materials, establishing systems of evaluation and feedback. These are all components of a medical education system that is intended (if not designed) to produce physicians who are trained to provide the best possible health outcomes for patients and for society as a whole. Improving medical education requires methodical assessment and analysis, similar to research performed to improve the quality of medical care.

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