Medical Education: Past, Present and Future
Handing on Learning
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Highly Commended - BMA Awards 2007 - "I would certainly reccomend this book to all in Medical Education"
Medical education, both for undergraduate and postgraduate students and for those training in their chosen specialty, is currently undergoing great change. In Medical Education: Past, Presant and Future: Handing on Learning, Sir Kenneth Calman puts this change in its proper historical context and also examines the current upheavals and their implications for the future.
- An ambitious but timely project made readable and specific by the use of a case-based approach - a book of this range and type has not been attempted since the early 20th century
- Written by a known expert in the field and therefore individualistic - but with a real insider's attributes of being able to discriminate between what does and does not matter - the insider viewpoint - especially of someone so recently involved at the centre of political and educational debate
- The overall theme of "regulation" covers not just the professionals' viewpoint but also the public's - and therefore covers political influences on the educational and regulatory process
“Kenneth Calman is both a clinician and an academic with a burning and infectious enthusiasm for his domain.
The text is a treasure trove of information (Who was the father of modern medicine – Hippocrates or was it Imhotep?), but perhaps more important than that – it is a text grounded in perspective concerned with the very essence of what practicing medicine is all about!
A fascinating and enjoyable read!
Dr Peter Bowen-Walker
Usefulness to teachers ****
Usefulness to students ****”
Journal of Biological Education. Vol 41(3), summer 2007.
By Kenneth Calman, KCB, MD, PhD, FRCS, F Med Sci, FRSE, Vice Chancellor, University of Durham and Chancellor, University of Glasgow