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Flexner report

A study of 155 medical schools in the USA that was conducted by A Flexner in the early 1900s, and commissioned by the Carnegie Foundation, which concluded that only Johns Hopkins Medical School provided an adequate medical education. The Report was largely responsible for reforming American medical education; it shifted the orientation of training physicians towards research and education, and led to the appointment of full-time faculty dedicated to the furtherance of medical science.

Flexner report,

n.pr a 1910 publication, stemming from the Pure Foods and Drugs Act of 1906; established science is the foundation for medi-cal education and formulation of medicines.
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The Flexner report of 1910 represents a watershed moment in the history of modern medical / health professional education.
A century ago, the Flexner Report revolutionized medical education by focusing on mastery of biological and physical sciences.
I also hear the need to have a specific task force that would mimic one such as that of Abraham Flexner report in 1910.
The controversial aftermath of June 1910 release of the Flexner Report ushered in a social transformation creating a standardized model of American medical education based on scientific research--yet, just as significant--a philosophical viewpoint of the physician as a "social instrument" ".
Special attention is paid to the role of the Flexner Report of 1910, which critiqued of medical schools; the development of the University of Chicago creed under Robert Maynard Hutchins; and the creation of the RAND Corporation in 1948 and its role in shaping the directions and leaders of the reform of business schools.
The purpose of the Campaign for Action is to guide implementation of the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) landmark report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a report already believed to be as profound and lasting as medical education's Flexner report written in the early 20th century.
The purpose of the Campaign is to guide implementation of the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a report already believed to be as profound and lasting as medical education's Flexner report.
The medical profession desperately needs a Flexner Report for the twenty-first century.
At the time of the Flexner Report, writes Bernstein, African Americans made up about 2 percent of all doctors in this country, which was nearly double the percentage of the previous decade.
Most physicians are aware of the history of the Flexner Report, published in 1910.
The Flexner Report and its related consequences from the early 1900s have now driven the orientation of health care education and clinical delivery strategies in profound fashion for more than 100 years.
Dan Brown, a co-director of Educators Rising, which encourages teenagers to contemplate careers in the classroom, said that teaching might be ready for its own Flexner Report, an early 1900s document that revolutionised medical schools and raised the bar for American medicine, contributing to the aura that surrounds physicians today.