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Flexnerian

adjective derivation
Representative of the philosophy of medicine, more specifically medical education, espoused in the Flexner Report of 1910. More broadly, refers to educational and practice of medicine based on rigorous understanding of the basic (natural) sciences and empirical biomedical theories of pathophysiology. Recently, the subsequent derivation 'post-Flexnerian' has become more common to describe views of medical education and practice that revise or eschew the Flexnerian model.
 
"The need for medical education reform in the post-Flexnerian era is widely recognized. We need to address the ways in which physicians acquire and manage information, utilize technology, and serve the country’s needs, while delivering culturally competent care that reduces health disparities."
Etymology : Derivation by affixing the "-ian" morpheme, which defines an adjective as being characteristic of, or drawn from its root, which here is the name "Flexner" after author of the 1910 report Abraham Flexner.
Source : Steven B. Abramson et al. "A 3-Year M.D. - Accelerating Careers, Diminishing Debt." New England Journal of Medicine 19 September 2013. Accessed 24 November 2013.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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