Introducing a new series on innovations in medical education

Zsuzsoka Kecskes and Imogen Mitchell
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01212
Published online: 16 January 2017

Over the past century, the context of medical education has changed significantly, with an explosion of medical discoveries, shorter interactions between patients and their doctors, and a dramatic rise in community expectations. Students are now required to be knowledgeable about medical sciences and learn about prevention, coordinated care, teamwork and communication. Medical education needs to graduate doctors with skills to think critically, communicate and work effectively in interprofessional teams, often in a digital workplace.

  • Zsuzsoka Kecskes1,2
  • Imogen Mitchell1,2

  • 1 Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 Australian National University, ACT


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