Medical curriculum reform in North America, 1765 to the present: a cognitive science perspective.

@article{Papa1999MedicalCR,
  title={Medical curriculum reform in North America, 1765 to the present: a cognitive science perspective.},
  author={Frank J Papa and Peter Harasym},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={1999},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={154-64}
}
Since 1765, five major curricular reform movements have catalyzed significant changes in North American medical education. This article describes each reform movement in terms of its underlying educational practices and principles, inherent instructional problems, and the innovations that were carried forward. When considering the motivating factors underlying these reform movements, a unifying theme gradually emerges: increasing interest in, attention to, and understanding of the knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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