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Sustaining Change in Medical Education

Paul F. Griner, MD; Deborah Danoff, MD
JAMA. 2000;283(18):2429-2431. doi:10.1001/jama.283.18.2429.
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Medical education faces 3 major challenges: evolving education in response to a changing society, eroding clinical dollars to support education with pressure on clinicians to increase productivity, and lack of support for teaching efforts. Changes in both the content and process of medical education are influenced by multiple factors. Of utmost importance in directing changes in the training of physicians is a commitment to respond to societal needs and expectations.

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