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In the centennial year of the Carnegie Foundation's ground-breaking Flexner Report that radically changed medical education, Carnegie is releasing another call for reform. Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency, by Molly Cooke, David M. Irby and Bridget C. O'Brien, was published by Jossey-Bass and was funded by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and The Atlantic Philanthropies.

"The huge increases in medical knowledge, technology and specialization in recent decades have interacted with a now near-chaotic system of health care delivery, magnifying the challenges facing medical education, " the authors write. "There is a need to motivate continuous learning and improvement across the whole arc of medical training. Those who teach medical students and residents must choose whether to continue in the direction established over a hundred years ago or take a fundamentally different course, guided by contemporary innovation and new understanding about how people learn."

They write that a new vision is needed to drive medical education to the next level of excellence. "The future demands new approaches to shaping the minds, hands and hearts of physicians." And they call for a much-needed dialogue to strengthen medical education and ultimately, provide better patient care.

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