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Redesigning Medical Education to Improve Health Care Delivery and Outcomes

Alexandraki, Irene MD, MPH; Mooradian, Arshag D. MD

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e31827ed8fa

The need to improve the health of individuals and populations by providing high-quality health care has become a priority and has led to the implementation of various quality indicators to measure performance and outcomes. However, significant disparities exist in the health care delivery and outcomes among individuals that can only intensify, considering the future projections for an aging and increasingly diverse population. This article provides the authors’ perspectives on how these issues can be addressed and overcome by redesigning medical education so the future generations of physicians have the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide high-quality, patient-centered, and culturally sensitive care.

Author Affiliations: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (Dr Alexandraki); and Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville (Dr Mooradian).

No funding or support was received for this study.

The authors have no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 757 Westwood Blvd, Ste 7501, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.