Democratization of Knowledge

An educational system based on the democratization of knowledge is the exact opposite of a system based on the coerced acceptance of conventional wisdom and dogma. For centuries, medical training was defined by ‘The Teacher’ who was the owner of knowledge and who had power over the learner; that other person who was granted the privilege of entering a circle of those who know. With democratization, or what some might call liberalization, the exchange of knowledge becomes naturally learner-centric. Teacher and student develop a positively reinforced, symbiotic relationship where each actually learns from the other. The results of this interaction are both rich and enlightening.