The generational changes

The stories of three generations of doctors from the one family reveal the shifting tides of medical education over the past 50 years.

Dr Rebecca Barnes graduated from the University of Queensland’s medical school in 2010 after training in the era of ‘problem-based learning’.

“My medical school was geared to turn out clinicians,” she says. “Right from the get-go in first year we had clinical groups, and met once a week with a GP or physician at hospital or in a practice.”

Her mother