GMC's Tomorrow's Doctors scheme is well under way
- By: Nisheeth Rajpa
Recent visits by members of the GMC education committee to the United Kingdom's 25 medical schools to monitor progress o curricular change and development have proved to be informative.
In 1993 the GMC published Tomorrow's Doctors, a new initiative to improve and update medical undergraduate teaching to the next millennium. With the cooperation of all British medical schools the scheme is presently being implemented. The GMC education committee, led by Professor Charles George, aims to visit all medical schools twice by the year 2001. The recommendations of Tomorrow's Doctors are principally to reduce the burden of factual information on undergraduates, promote learning of core material, and encourage learning through curiosity as is exemplified by supplementary study options schemes, which are operating in most medical schools. An emphasis is to be placed on the teaching of communication skills and public health medicine. In addition, attitudes of mind and behaviour that befit