Rethinking Medical Education

Questions, observations and recommendations toward reform of the process and content.

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Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here.
This blog is a non-commercial, voluntary effort. Although I serve as “provocateur-in-chief,” I try offering observations that encourage others to join the exchange. I try to keep my entries fairly brief and easily digestible. When a topic needs fuller development I refer to other entries in this blog, or to writing that others or I have done. Throughout this site you will find links that can take you to other parts of this site or to other web sites. Some links take you to a document you can read on-line or download for reading later.
The “posts” (entries) in this blog are meant to stimulate reflection and the exchange of ideas. I consider all my posts to be “works in progress.” Although most of them are based on a good deal of thought and, when available, research by myself or others, I regard all my ideas, to be in continuous evolution, not as “final.” I consider our “conclusions” in medical education, as in all of science, to be tentative, forever subject to the influence of new findings, and new insights. (“A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.” Author unknown)
I encourage your comments and look forward to ongoing, productive exchanges with you and others. For guidance on adding comments to this blog, please see this posting. (You can also reach that post via the FAQs, available in the side-bar, on the left of each window.)

  Hill Jason
Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD


  1. Excellent blog. Today, October 24, 2010 is my first visit ever to your blog. I am so glad I found it. It’s like, “Medical Education blog, where have you been my whole life?”

    I shall become a regular visitor.

    Thank you.

    Dr. Walter Coffey

  2. I really like it when folks get together and
    share views. Great site, stick with it!

  3. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely
    donate to this superb blog! I supposxe for now i’ll settle
    for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

    I lolk forward to fresh updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group.

    Chat soon!

    • Many thanks! I appreciate your encouragement.  

         – Hill

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A little about me

A little about me

Hilliard ("Hill") Jason, MD, EdD I've spent more than a half-century doing what I could to understand and help enhance the medical education process, mainly in the US, but occasionally in 36 other countries. I was responsible for the 2 largest multi-institutional studies of medical teaching ever done. My wife, Jane Westberg, PhD, and I have collaborated in writing 7 academic books and creating 60 educational videos on aspects of health professions education. Among other positions, I was Founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University and Founding Director of the Division of Faculty Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). For 2 years I was Scholar in Residence at the National Library of Medicine. I've been a professor at 5 US medical schools. (Happily, all my departures were voluntary.) ;-) Since 1990 I've been Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center. • To view a fuller biography (CV), please click here. • To view an interview of me done for Education for Health, please click here. • To view an interview of me done for Advances in Health Sciences Education, please click here.
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