Nothing changed in medical courses in the Dawkins era, or at any time remotely close to it. There has been a recent change to the course format at Melbourne University, but that's all.
Like all institutional courses, Medicine has been changed by its socialist, thought-limiting campus training ground.
It's now a post grad course, meaning prospective students must swallow another year or two of cultural Marxism, whilst doing their undergrad science courses.
The intake of students has become more gender equal, meaning we now invest millions of dollars in training gps who will work, at best, 9-3 a few days a week, and who absolutely refuse to do any bush service where the need is greatest, and the doctor to patient ratio is critically high.
The course has become more patient focussed, with an emphasis on wholistic treatment regimes. Because bedside manner matters, and those smart, white men were accused of talking down to vulnerable, uninformed patients ( during their 80 hour weeks....)
Plus, course syllabi reflects changing cultural mores such as a complete lack of nutrition education. Instead we have the perpetuation of Ansell Keys dietary recommendations that has resulted in generations of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, requiring pharmaceutical intervention and lifelong prescriptions.
That's inbetween attending sponsored conventions where the latest (now with added contraindications!) drug is peddled as the cure-all for modern living. 'Here, have some statins, they're good for you. Hey, let's add them to the water supply.'
Science has put up the for sale sign to corporate sponsors. Science can say whatever the sponsors want it to say. And the ersatz generation of critical thinkers, schooled in post-modern thought processes, have no idea because they opted out of maths courses at the first opportunity.
Logic and reasoning go out the window: Abstract thinking is much too hard.