16-14 Segment 1: Should We Shorten Medical Training?


Synopsis: In an age of increasing medical complexity, some leading thinkers in medical education are proposing that the time spent on medical education be cut by nearly one third. The key, these advocates say, is ridding curricula of requirements that most doctors never use. Experts discuss both sides of the issue.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair, Department of Biomedical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Victor Fuchs, Henry J. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Economics and Health Policy, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Dr. Gail Morrison, Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of Academic Programs, University of Pennsylvania Pereleman School of Medicine.

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