Transformation in Medical Education (TIME)
Physician education has changed little in 100 years - but medicine has! Medical education is in need of modernization:
- The traditional (Flexnerian) model of physician education is over 100 years old.
- The past century has seen remarkable advances in biomedical science.
- Increasingly complex physician roles require new skills and knowledge.
- Premedical and medical school education is poorly coordinated.
- High educational debt affects physician diversity and specialty choice.
- The length of time in school contributes to educational debt.
Numerous reports from esteemed groups have called for major reforms in physician education:
- The Institute of Medicine
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and The Association of American Medical Colleges
- The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and The Association of American Medical Colleges
- The Carnegie Foundation
In response, the UT System's TIME Initiative aims to increase the effectiveness and relevance of physician education while shortening its duration.
Content from the UT System Website: http://www.utsystem.edu/initiatives/time/