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MANUSCRIPT: Medical Education and Professional Training— Changing the Trajectory

At least 15 reports have called for change in medical education in the last decade ending 2010. The problems facing medical education have been thoroughly elucidated. There is remarkable congruence in the recommendations of these reports. There reports have called for changes in terms of integrating the educational continuum, need for evaluation and research, new methods of

ABSTRACT: Keynote address: the focus on competencies and individual learner assessment as emerging themes in medical education research.

This article describes opportunities for scholarship in medical education, based on a brief overview of recent changes in medical education. The implications arising from these changes are discussed, with recommendations for focus, and suggestions and examples for making progress in this field. The author discusses 1) the historical context of