Sunday, March 12, 2006

Medical Education-New Directions

Something i have always wondered is being a genius or a great academics guy sufficient to be a good Doctor.. Is'nt it time that Medical Education looks into developing qualities as Compassion, caring for the patient and communication skills to the medical students.
Examining how medicine is taught - Reading and changing the culture
"Rigorous course work, state of the art laboratories, relevant textbooks and demanding clinical rotations produce technically competent physicians. But surveys say that in addition to highly qualified care givers, we want doctors who are compassionate and know how to communicate well when caring for us and our loved ones, yet the environment in which medical students become physicians is often not conducive to producing these caring qualities"
Read the Full Article here-

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