New perspectives - approaches to medical education at four new UK Medical Schools

Howe, Amanda, Campion, Peter, Searle, Judy and Smith, Helen (2004) New perspectives - approaches to medical education at four new UK Medical Schools. British Medical Journal, 329 (7461). pp. 327-332. ISSN 0959-8138

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Abstract

To create more UK doctors, the government has funded an increase in medical student numbers of 57% (from 3749 to 5894)1 between 1998 and 2005. This has been done by increasing student places at existing medical schools; creating shortened programmes open to science graduates; “twinning” arrangements, which host an existing curriculum at a new site; and four entirely new schools (table 1). Through reflection on our experiences and the literature evidence, we examine to what extent these new schools have a common vision and approach to undergraduate medical education, and we discuss the rationale for and likely outcomes of these new ventures.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Jane Harle
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 10:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1951
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