Medical training needs to address patient expectation

Medical education and training needs to be geared towards what society wants from doctors in the future, according to a healthcare improvement charity.

Talking at a GMC Education Conference in London on Tuesday, Professor Martin Marshall, GP and medical director of the Health Foundation, raised the question as to whether medical training produces doctors that are ready to respond to increased public demands.  

Professor Marshall outlined that society will want doctors to be much more accountable to peers, the profession, employers and the public.

He also outlined that the public will want professionals to accept much more responsibility of how the NHS as a whole runs, as well as ‘all dimensions of quality’.

Professor Marshall said: ‘I think society will be very demanding of the profession in the future. And the question is to what extent is the educational world ready to respond to those challenges.’

‘In the last 20 years of medical education we have seen increasing co-modification, increasing objectification of education. It is difficult to argue with curricula, standards and competencies, but the challenge is to what extent can that kind of co-modification address the cultural challenges I have just described. I don’t know the answer to that, but I think it is a good question to ask.’

GP training needs to be geared towards what society wants from profession in the future, according to a healthcare improvement charity.  

Talking at a GMC Education Conference in London on Tuesday, Professor Martin Marshall, GP and medical director of the Health Foundation, said the profession needs to much more responsive to patient expectations.

He questioned whether the medical training is ready to respond to increased public demands.  

Professor Marshall outlined that society will want doctors to be much accountable to peers, the profession, employers and the public.

He also outlined that the public will want professionals to accept much more responsibility of how the NHS as a whole runs, as well as ‘all dimensions of quality’.

Professor Marshall said: ‘I think society will be very demanding of the profession in the future. And the question is to what extent is the educational world ready to respond to those challenges.’

‘In the last 20 years of medical education we have seen increasing co-modification, increasing objectification of education. It is difficult to argue with curricula, standards and competencies, but the challenge is to what extent can that kind of co-modification address the cultural challenges I have just described. I don’t know the answer to that, but I think it is a good question to ask.’
GP training needs to be geared towards what society wants from profession in the future, according to a healthcare improvement charity.  

Talking at a GMC Education Conference in London on Tuesday, Professor Martin Marshall, GP and medical director of the Health Foundation, said the profession needs to much more responsive to patient expectations.

He questioned whether the medical training is ready to respond to increased public demands.  

Professor Marshall outlined that society will want doctors to be much accountable to peers, the profession, employers and the public.

He also outlined that the public will want professionals to accept much more responsibility of how the NHS as a whole runs, as well as ‘all dimensions of quality’.

Professor Marshall said: ‘I think society will be very demanding of the profession in the future. And the question is to what extent is the educational world ready to respond to those challenges.’

‘In the last 20 years of medical education we have seen increasing co-modification, increasing objectification of education. It is difficult to argue with curricula, standards and competencies, but the challenge is to what extent can that kind of co-modification address the cultural challenges I have just described. I don’t know the answer to that, but I think it is a good question to ask.’

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