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The viability of Australia’s teaching hospitals

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): 330-331.
Published online: 15 September 2008

In a now diverse range of teaching hospitals striving to excel, excellence in research should be prioritised

Mention Johns Hopkins Hospital or the Massachusetts General Hospital, and most doctors will recognise these as leading teaching hospitals of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School — both consistently ranked in the top 10 medical schools in the United States.1 Both hospitals are exemplars of excellence in the teaching hospital’s functions of patient care, medical education and clinical research.

  • Martin B Van Der Weyden

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: medjaust@ampco.com.au

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