Universities Share Their Experiences in RWJF's Preparing Physicians for the Future Program

Academic Medicine supplement on the experiences of grantees in RWJF's Preparing Physicians for the Future program

During 1997 and 1998, an informal consortium of project leaders from the schools participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program Preparing Physicians for the Future (PPF) decided to publish their collective findings and experiences in a supplement to Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The project was part of the RWJF Preparing Physicians for the Future: A Program in Medical Education national program.

Key Findings

  • Among the participants' many findings was that successful change in medical school education is nurtured and sustained by broad vision, flexible planning, durable academic structures, reliable evaluation, and patience, since reforms often take longer than expected to implement.