Competencies in Premedical and Medical Education The AAMC–HHMI Report

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One hundred years ago, Flexner emphasized the role of science in medical education. With a 21st-century perspective, the question may be posed anew: is science relevant to medical education and practice? If so, then which areas of science are fundamental to learning and making ongoing decisions in medicine? The answers to these questions should determine what is needed in the preparation of an undergraduate student for medical school.Educators and students alike question the relevance of current premedical requirements, and there is concern that these in fact diminish student interest in medical or biomedical research careers. For example, premedical science courses are viewed by many students (including those who ..
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