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Establishing a new medical school: A contemporary approach to personalizing medical education

Hays, R ORCID: 0000-0002-3875-3134 2018 , 'Establishing a new medical school: A contemporary approach to personalizing medical education' , Medical Teacher, vol. 40, no. 10 , pp. 990-995 , doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1487048.

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Abstract

Objective: To borrow a public health concept, there has been a global outbreak, perhaps a pandemic, of new medical schools during the last 20 years, resulting in a diverse range of programs in many different contexts. The question posed was: how should the task of establishing a new medical program be approached in 2018?Methods: Based on involvement with several new medical programs, this paper presents a highly idealistic commentary on what a new medical program might look like. The paper adopts the organizational structure of the World Federation of Medical Education Basic Medical Education standards as a scaffold, because accreditation both locally and globally is intended.Results: The program design reflects both progress in learning technology and the challenges faced in a changing world, where disruption appears inevitable, and innovation may be necessary to produce the medical graduates needed to improve the health status of an expanding, ageing and ailing global population.Conclusion: The program model described represents a combination of educational design, emerging technology and a focus on future health care needs.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hays, R
Keywords: medical education, personalised learning, learning technology
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Teacher
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
ISSN: 0142-159X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1487048
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Copyright 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

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