Yes, but does medical education produce better doctors?

Lambert Schuwirth, Cees van der Vleuten

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    Medical education research and development’s reason for existence is their contribution to producing better doctors. Arguably this is as. notion that nobody would disagree with. But, answering this question is not as straightforward as it may look. In this paper we describe six complexities that impact on such research and unfortunately contribute to the difficulties surrounding medical education knowledge translation to practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-336
    Number of pages4
    JournalEducation for Primary Care
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2019


    • competency based medical education
    • complexity
    • knowledge translation
    • Medical education
    • research


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