Flexner Report

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The Flexner Report, also known as the Carnegie Foundation Bulletin Number Four, was a pivotal study of American and Canadian medical education published in 1910 that can be best paraphrased this way: "The current state of medical education is sh*t. Fix it!"

Recommendations from the Flexner Report

The Flexner Report listed several recommendations: close crappy medical schools and make current medical schools more awesome. (Again, this is paraphrased.)

The Aftermath

The importance of the Flexner Report to the evolution of medical education cannot be understated. Thanks to the recommendations, the quality of medical education has improved. As a result, we now have highly-trained physicians to accomplish what our health care system needs: placement[1][2][3] and paperwork.[4][5][6][7][8]

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  2. Placement: A Hospitalist’s Perspective (Gomerblog)
  3. Dramatic “Code Placement” Captured on Tape (Gomerblog)
  4. Stack of Paperwork Transforms into Fleet of Paper Planes (Gomerblog)
  5. Blood Bank to Require More Paperwork, First-Born Child to Release Blood Products (Gomerblog)
  6. Administrative Storm Andrew to Bring Six Feet of Paperwork (Gomerblog)
  7. Patient Bleeds to Death, Blood Bank Paperwork Completed Without Errors (Gomerblog)
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