Thursday, March 18, 2010
Is medical education preparing physicians for the future? White Paper released this week from the Lucian Leape Institute
The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation released a white paper this week, arguing that US medical schools fail to prepare future physicians with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure safe delivery of patient care. The report, "Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Care," describes the shortcomings of the current medical education system and issues an urgent call for reform.