HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Could reality TV save academic medicine?

Imagine a future where medical schools are answerable to shareholders, where patients decide how doctors should be trained, or where academics compete on TV game shows to win research grants

This could be the future of academic medicine by 2025, according to members of the International Campaign to Revitalise Academic Medicine (ICRAM), launched by the BMJ and partners in November 2003.

Their vision for the future is published simultaneously today by the BMJ (www.bmj.com), the open access international medical journal PLoS Medicine (www.plosmedicine.org) and the Milbank Memorial Fund (www.milbank.org).

In the first scenario, academic medicine flourished in the private sector and medical research, training and service became commercial business activities. But, although overall efficiency and effectiveness improved, equity and innovation suffered.

Academic medicine disappeared altogether in the second scenario. Instead, teaching, learning, and researching were integrated with mainstream health care. Team work fostered, but stability and decision making was threatened.

In scenario three, the public were in charge. They determined research priorities through game shows or citizen's juries and students received most of their training from expert patients. But scientific advances were subject to fads and there was little regulation of health information.

In the final two scenarios, academic medicine engaged fully with all stakeholders and focused on improving global health. Global networks flourished and medical training was energised. But lack of political will and fears of "dumbing down" hampered progress.

"None of these scenarios will come to exist as we have described them, but the future is likely to contain some elements from each of them," say the authors. "Our main hope is that o
'"/>

Contact: Paul Ocampo
press@plos.org
415-624-1224
Public Library of Science
4-Jul-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
2. Could the ability to expel worms lead to a future asthma treatment?
3. Could dental disease contribute to increased risk of stroke?
4. Could a popular HIV drug benefit hepatitis B patients?
5. Could a simple test save Medicare hundreds of millions?
6. Could exercise protect older people from hip fracture?
7. Cant serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue
8. Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?
9. Our grip on reality is slim, says UCL scientist
10. The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans abilities
11. Fringe plastic surgery procedures more hype than reality, ASPS says

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps ... in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally ... one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s leading ... Big Game. Take the stress out of your party preparation – follow these easy, ... every stage of the game. , “The key to hosting a successful game-day party ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... of CitiDent, announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... offers a complete range of oral health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... On June 9-10, Las Vegas ... medical education (CME) event presented by the Association for Comprehensive Care in Rare ... ACCORD, whose mission is to provide education, tools, and resources to primary care ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... When one is tired of trying to cram belongings into spare ... reasons to rent a storage unit, but before hastily spending money on a unit, take ... need more space. But what one is often not told when utilizing these services are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s ... York, NY at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ... Immunotherapy Panel discussion taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. ... approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of its common ... of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.  The shares are being ... $96.45 per share. The selling stockholders will receive all ... nor any of its directors, officers or other stockholders ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 4, 2016 France , ... , UK, and Israel ). It includes a 10-year ... 3 GD, segmented by age and sex in these markets. GD epidemiology ... Report is in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of ... Germany , Italy , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: