Medical schools as agents of change: socially accountable medical education

Daniel Yore, Erica L Parker and Catherine G A Pendrey
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11095
Published online: 17 September 2012

To the Editor: Murray and colleagues make an important call for the transition to more socially accountable medical education, and identify students as partners in this process.1 The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA), the peak representative body for Australia’s 17 000 medical students, recently passed policy at its July council meeting that strongly aligns with this vision for educational and institutional responsiveness to community needs.2

  • Daniel Yore1
  • Erica L Parker2
  • Catherine G A Pendrey2

  • 1 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Australian Medical Students’ Association, Canberra, ACT.


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