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How not to effect change in curricula

Bogda Koczwara, Michael B Barton, Martin H Tattersall, David R Turner, Ian N Olver and Darren L Starmer
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (1): 52.
Published online: 3 July 2006

To the Editor: We read with interest two recent articles and an editorial on the state of medical education in Australia.1-3 As cancer clinicians and academics, and members of the Oncology Education Committee of the Cancer Council Australia, we have been following medical student education about cancer in Australia for almost 20 years and have learned first hand what is not sufficient to achieve change.

  • Bogda Koczwara1
  • Michael B Barton2
  • Martin H Tattersall3
  • David R Turner4
  • Ian N Olver5
  • Darren L Starmer6

  • 1 Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Liverpool Health Service, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 5 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
  • 6 VirtualMedicalCentre.com, Perth, WA.


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