A Medical School for the Future
The success or failure of the “Newcastle experiment,” as it is sometimes called, will undoubtedly have repercussions on medical education throughout Australia, and indeed to some extent throughout the world. Australia’s newest faculty of medicine, at the University of Newcastle, admitted its first class of 64 students in March 1978. The methods of establishing the program, selecting students, appointing staff members, and assessing student performance exhibit many novel features, which are already attracting international attention. The basic philosophy of the school and the objectives it sets out to achieve seem to be universally applicable.
KeywordsMedical School Medical Education Basic Philosophy Australian Standard Health Professional Student
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