Tomorrow's doctors-the next decade
The next version of Tomorrow's Doctors is shortly coming your way
- By: Graeme Catto
Medical students have always criticised their courses-usually with good cause. In 1993 the General Medical Council's education committee, which has responsibility in law for promoting high standards of medical education,1 responded to concerns by advocating a radical change in medical school curriculums.2 Since then, every medical school in the United Kingdon has been visited twice to monitor progress towards compliance with the GMC's recommendations.
In many universities the new curriculums are only now being fully implemented. Whatever you may think of your course, it will have changed a good deal over the past few years - and is probably still changing. Many students and staff would prefer a period of stability in which to evaluate some of the recent developments. So why revise the recommendations now? The events of the past decade cannot be ignored. Public and profession alike are now much more aware of the dangers as well as