Identities, Powers and Locations: What Does the Future Hold for Medical Education?

  • Alan BleakleyEmail author
  • John Bligh
  • Julie Browne
Part of the Advances in Medical Education book series (AMEDUC, volume 1)


In the final two chapters, we summarize our argument for a new approach to medical education and move beyond our concerns with pedagogy to engage with policy. In setting out what the future may hold for medical education, we describe in the following chapter the ground—provided by academies—upon which pedagogy and policy can engage in creative dialogue. We argue that medical education can and should be constructed differently than it is at present. Certain critical changes are already in the air, but we believe that more can be done to shape a responsive and socially responsible medical education for the future, while unproductive habits from the past persist and need to be challenged.


Medical Education Clinical Teacher Identity Construction Medical Education Research Surgical Safety Checklist 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peninsula College of Medicine and DentistryUniversities of Plymouth and ExeterPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of MedicineCardiff University University Hospital of WalesCardiffUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental EducationCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom

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