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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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Many aspects of the present-day American Medical Profession stem from the Flexner Report and its aftermath.
For example, Cayleff claims that eclectic medicine "flourished into the twentieth century" until derailed by the Flexner Report (19).
However, just as the authors of the Flexner report attempted to do, skeptics have persisted in the AMA and elsewhere disputing the effectiveness of homeopathy.
The Flexner report was massively influential, leading to dramatic changes in medical education (Cooke, Irby, Sullivan, & Ludmerer, 2006).
For example, it has featured editions compiled to promote the 11th World Congress on Public Health, staged in Rio de Janeiro in 2006; the National Health Conferences; the II and III National Conferences on Worker Safety and Health; the commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Brazilian Public Health; the 10th Anniversary of the Global Conference on the Environment; the 20-year anniversary of SUS; the Hundred Years of the Flexner Report and the Rio+20 Conference.
A national conversation about the fundamental structure and function of the graduate medical education system is long overdue, not unlike the discussion that reformed undergraduate medical education after the Flexner Report.
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.
The influential Flexner report of 1910 was the precursor of innovation in modern medical curricula, and by correctly placing knowledge of the human body and of biological science at the centre of medicine, great strides were made in medical education and practice.
They made a lasting mark on medicine by collectively creating an intellectual template for the institution-based system of medical education, which was developed in full after the publication of the Flexner Report in the US in 1910 (2).