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Today I’d like to return to Dr. Schroeder’s 1978 NEJM letter to the editor. In his letter, Dr. Schroeder proposed that physician education was one of several potential approaches to address rising medical costs, and that the MGH case series was one possible venue for such education. Have we made progress since then with regard to physician education and healthcare value? Is there a particular phase of training (e.g. medical school, residency, continuing education) when such education would be of the greatest utility? Is value teachable to begin with?