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Rheumatology Teaching: The Need to Review

  • Yasser El Miedany
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Abstract

The past decade has witnessed a remarkable transformation in the field of rheumatology. The progress has been startling, with major advances in patient treatment attributed to the impressive array of new biologic therapies and the development of new treatment approaches which dramatically improved patient outcomes. However, while the situation has engendered optimism for the future, concerns have been raised about sustaining the momentum. Over recent years, there has been increasing concern among rheumatologists that fewer trainee doctors have been choosing rheumatology as a career. In some regions, training posts have remained unappointed. This unexpected contrast warrants a thorough look at the reasons behind such attitude. This chapter will discuss why do we need to revise ways rheumatology is being taught and its impact on attracting, rather than deterring, junior doctors to the speciality.

Keywords

Rheumatology Teaching rheumatology Musculoskeletal conditions Continuous medical education in rheumatology Education in musculoskeletal diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasser El Miedany
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College London, Darent Valley HospitalDartfordUK
  2. 2.Rheumatology and RehabilitationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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