Overview of Medical Education Research

  • Roy PhitayakornEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


This chapter briefly reviews the history and current directions of medical education research. Current research trends are discussed in the domains of instruction, assessment, and curriculum development. Major threats to high-quality/high-impact surgical education research are reviewed along with possible solutions.


Medical Education Clinical Physician Medical Education Research Medical School Faculty Interprofessional Teamwork 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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