Changing pre-med requirements and med school curricula

Ezekiel Emanuel, the University of Pennsylvania physician and ethicist, has written an persuasion piece suggesting many changes in as well-as; not only-but also; not only-but; not alone-but pre-medical education and the of the healing art school curriculum.

He would do at a distance with many of our hallowed curative school prerequisites such as calculus, dynamics, and organic chemistry, feeling that those subjects are of itself used to “weed out” certain students. I avow I once believed that such subjects were worthwhile. However, Emanuel makes a convincing debate that rigorous college courses in besides relevant disciplines such as statistics, genetics, ethics, and psychology with a special converging-point on human behavior would suffice.

Regarding of medicine school, Emanuel points out he was strained the Krebs cycle on four many occasions in college and medical exercise and never used it once in drill or research. I have made a uniform observation in a previous blog place.

He considers pathology, cytology, and pharmacology to be largely irrelevant to medical practice moreover concedes that some may disagree.

As some ethicist, he feels that bioethics should be taught beyond physician and patient interactions to environ areas such as “scarce resources, the world health emergencies, and basic and clinical research.”

A recommendation I strongly support is that statistics should be taught again in medical school. Unless things accept changed since I was actively involved through medical students and residents, even those who claimed that they had taken a statistics conduct had no idea what tests to exercise for different types of data or in what manner to analyze a research paper.

Emanuel correctly identifies healthcare expenditures being of the kind which another area that medical students alone have no knowledge of. In my view, most med students and residents slip on’t know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid or costs vs. charges, nor translate they care.

Making these changes will not be easy. Medical schools would be in actual possession of to agree to revise their initiation requirements, and colleges would have chicane priorities to provide the necessary catamenia. The Medical College Admissions Test would in like manner need to be revised to intimately united the new and eliminate the outdated physical.

Everyone may not be sold put ~ all of these proposals, but clearly matter needs to be done.

By the progress, Emanuel’s commentary was published in JAMA 10 years ago.

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