Yes, but does medical education produce better doctors?

Lambert Schuwirth*, Cees van der Vleuten

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Medical education research and development's reason for existence is their contribution to producing better doctors. Arguably this is as. notion that nobody would disagree with. But, answering this question is not as straightforward as it may look. In this paper we describe six complexities that impact on such research and unfortunately contribute to the difficulties surrounding medical education knowledge translation to practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Issue number6
Early online date25 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2019


  • Medical education
  • research
  • knowledge translation
  • complexity
  • competency based medical education

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