Abraham Flexner's study of medical schools in 1910 still influences medical education today.
Our current challenge is to continue to seek ideal ways to educate physicians in a world far different than in the time of Flexner.
The AMA and AAMC co-sponsored an invitational conference, "New Horizons in Medical Education: A Second Century of Achievement," held September 20-22, 2010, that brought together current and future leaders in medical and health professions. While the conference is now over, your input on the key issues in medical education is still pertinent to help chart the new directions for medical education for the next 10 years and beyond.
We welcome your comments in this discussion forum on important themes in medical education to keep this conversation moving forward.
Thank you for your interest and your contributions to this dialogue!
Susan Skochelak, MD
Vice President, Medical Education
American Medical Association
John Prescott, MD
Chief Academic Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges