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Modernizing Medical Education

Modernizing Medical Education: Perspective from a Developing Country

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80–5
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As medical schools modernize in order to respond to increasing demands for better-trained doctors, there is a need to pay particular attention to the curriculum, with greater emphasis on training in the community, in team-working and in communication.

INTRODUCTION

New challenges in healthcare are being posed worldwide and doctors are being asked to respond. Fundamental issues such as equal access, full coverage, Integrated care, consumer satisfaction, ethics, population perspective in healthcare delivery, promotion of healthy lifestyles, protection of the environment, technology assessment and cost containment have led to the search for a new paradigm which can integrate all these factors (4).

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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