Medical education gets a 'C' grade

Medical education is behind the times, with too little focus on quality measures and too little training on information technology adoption, according to representatives from the academic medical community. Leaders of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education give the current system a "C" grade in terms of its skill at training physicians, according to the group's CEO, Thomas Nasca.

Right now, residents who complete training and doctors entering the field don't feel prepared to care for common medical conditions, a problem made worse by the growing number of chronically-ill patients they must manage. Over the next several years, Nasca hopes to see accredited residencies and fellowship programs move toward a curriculum driven by clinical outcomes measures, ideally monitored by an external accountability system.

To learn more about this critique:
- read this Modern Healthcare article

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