Academic medicine: time for reinvention: medical education, training, and research are under threat because academic medicine is undervalued.

@article{OConnor2004AcademicMT,
  title={Academic medicine: time for reinvention: medical education, training, and research are under threat because academic medicine is undervalued.},
  author={James P. B. O'Connor and Dominic R. J. Kanga},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={328 7430},
  pages={
          45-6; author reply 49
        }
}
Editor—As surgical trainees teaching anatomy at a leading university, we welcome the recent editorial highlighting the current crisis faced by academic medicine.1 This crisis has serious consequences beyond research and its practical application.2 Basic medical sciences must inform evidence based medicine to optimise clinical management. All doctors need a firm and comprehensive basic science education. As experts, academic medical staff are integral in providing this education. Non… CONTINUE READING