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How Many Unjustifiable Lectures Are Worth $2.4 Billion?

William F. Dunn, MD, FCCP; Elizabeth Armstrong, MAT, PhD
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Correspondence to: William F. Dunn, MD, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail: dunn.william@mayo.edu

Dr. Dunn is Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center; and President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Armstrong is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and Director, Harvard Macy Institute


The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


Chest. 2008;134(6):1117-1120. doi:10.1378/chest.08-2362
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In this issue of CHEST (see page 1299), Leach and Fletcher1 recognize leaders in postgraduate education and provide an essay on complex issues of concern within the continuing education (CE) processes of the health professions. Their commentary principally is a review of the recommendations emerging from a November 2007 consensus conference convened by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. Multiple concerning issues are addressed by the authors as well as suggestions for transformative change.

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