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Watson R, Rediscovering the Medical School, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 659-665< Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University


Watson R, Rediscovering the Medical School, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 659-665

Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University

Must reading for everyone - if we are to be involved in education at the school and departmental level - and not just at the clerkship level. Watson suggests creation of core teaching faculty, change from departmentally based organization of teaching, salary that matches work - with a question of whether one should be paid as a neurosurgeon - if they are 50% teaching neurosurgery, and considering creation of education centers or academies.

It lays out the controversial decisions that will get made that may change our environment dramatically - so we need to weigh in.

(Do you believe that your salary for your teaching time should be at a lower rate than for your clinical work? SM)

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