||In 1910, American medical
education was transformed by Abraham Flexner's report to the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. Flexner criticized severely the curricula then in place, the low
standards of teaching and examination and the inadequacy of entrance requirements.
Flexner Report (as it is usually dubbed) led to sweeping changes and the closing of
substandard schools. Is it time for a new "Flexner Report" dealing with the
intellectual content of premedical and medical education to prepare medical school
graduates for themedicine of the coming century?