Medical Education in Crisis….!

How dare I say this?  – I have been teaching medical students for over 2 decades in several countries. No doubt medical course is still the most respected & wanted. However I believe in my professional career medical education has detiriorated gradualy and significantly specially in western world and I am basing my views on my experience in Australia since my arrival in 2005. 

Significant deterioration is in basic science teaching although clinical teaching is also affected. Major driving force in Australia is lack of experienced medical professionals. As expected major metropolitan cities attract more professionals and rural areas do not. being lack of full time academic clinical teaching staff. Most medical schools rely on part time teaching input from clinicians working in the hospitals. Separation of  in the basic , disparity between clinical and Significant Reduction in basic science teaching, I attribute some of this Some of the significant changes are

(please note: this is work in progress…  I will be updating regularly in my free time. Thanks.)

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About Shashi

Associate Professor & Head of Pathology. James Cook University, College of Medicine.
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