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What ails medical education?

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Science  16 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6219, pp. 241
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa0165

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America's medical residency training programs have come a long way since the late nineteenth century, but changes in the nature of hospital care have some questioning how best to facilitate high-quality care and high-quality education. Cynthia Whitehead welcomes a thorough appraisal of U.S. residency education in a review of Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine.

  • The reviewer is at the Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada. E-mail: cynthia.whitehead{at}