Shadowfax with more on the lack of business acumen from today’s medical graduates. Anyone who thinks otherwise, well, is pretty naive and is ripe for manipulation when they reach the real world:
Med school is about more than preparing you for internship. There’s 30+ years of practice to follow, and you need to be prepared for that, also. It’s not too hard to teach students some universal concepts about the business of medicine. A few lectures on contract law, some talks on professional negligence, maybe a bit on professional liability insurance, the difference between ICD-9 and CPT coding, a primer on various forms of reimbursement and how it is determined, the concept of Accounts Receivable, and some info on the RVRBS and how it relates to reimbursement.