oa South African Family Practice - Opening up the debate on medical education in South Africa : editorial



Extracted from text ... Editorial "Gentlemen - it may not have escaped your professional observation that there are only two classes of mankind in the world - doctors and patients. Speaking as a patient I should say the average patient looks at the average doctor very much as a non- combatant (in war time) looks upon the troops fighting on his behalf. The more trained men there are between his body and the enemy the better. But what sort of education and training do these men and women need?" Rudyard Kipling 1908 1 In 1993 the General Medical Council produced its seminal publication Tomorrow's ..


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