Can medical school expansion revitalize physician training?

We are in the midst of a golden age of medical education, with schools expanding at an unprecedented level.

MedPage Today reports from a recent summit of medical educators, where they concluded that, with nine medical schools set to open and the majority of the remaining 126 schools planning to expand class size, this is an “unparalleled opportunity” to reform physician training.

That time can’t come soon enough.

The disconnect between academics and real world practice has never been greater. An emphasis on improving patient communication, as well as more training to deal with the business aspects of medicine, will better prepare our future doctors for the health care environment that awaits them.

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