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This is the first of 2 articles on the United Kingdom's new surgical curriculum. In this article, the UK curriculum initiative is described first in terms of the political and the professional context for curriculum reform, and second in terms of the development of the curriculum model itself. The second article concerns the implementation stage, focusing on evaluation and the implications for organizational change. The article concludes with some lessons that have been learned en route.

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Journal article


Journal of Surgical Education

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10 - 19