Should medical students read Plato?

Med J Aust. 1999 Feb 1;170(3):125-7. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1999.tb127683.x.


In the United Kingdom, the General Medical Council has recommended that the medical curriculum should consist of a core of basic medical courses plus special study modules drawn from both medical and non-medical disciplines. One such study module at Glasgow University brought medical students together with arts students to study moral and political philosophy through a reading of Plato's Republic.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate*
  • Humans
  • Philosophy*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Scotland
  • Students, Medical