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The future of medical education in ophthalmology

      Socrates wrote the words, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel,” well over 2000 years ago. With J-curve growth in scientific information and a proliferation in the number of new technologies being used by ophthalmologists, these words could not be any more relevant than in today’s day and age. In medical schools and residency programs across the country, greater emphasis is now being placed on the process of knowledge acquisition as opposed to the acquisition of knowledge itself. But with a generation of students brought up communicating through text messages and Facebook, watching videos through YouTube, and learning through Wikipedia, one wonders if our educational system needs a complete overhaul.
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