The campaign to revitalize academic medicine kicks off

The BMJ and a range of partners, including other journals published by the BMJ Publishing Group, Lancet, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dutch Journal of Medicine, Medical Journal of Australia, Croatian Medical Journal, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and many others have initiated a project to bring people together to debate whether the existing structure of academic medicine is still fundamentally sound and, if not, to propose alternatives to it. I have taken on the challenge of coordinating this project, and I extend an invitation to readers all over the world to join me in this exciting enterprise.