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If I could change one thing in the way that we are trained in medical school, it would be to encourage students to practice in the outpatient setting. The vast majority of our rotations during our 3rd and 4th years of medical school are hospital-based. Compared to how much time we spend in the hospital, we get very little exposure to how medicine is practiced in a clinic or doctor's office.
I had a new doctor say to me the other day that she felt more comfortable, at the end of her residency training, putting in a central line than treating a simple ear infection or cold. It's a shame.
Sasha (4th year medical student at OHSU)
posted 2 years, 3 months ago
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