Medical students are told two things:
The first is that we are the future generation of health care. We are the ones who have the potential to make a difference, and we will lead the revolution.
The second is that our current spot in the medical hierarchy is definitively at the bottom of the totem pole, where we are too powerless and inexperienced to have any tangible impact.
How can both be ...
Medical student Jamie Katuna brilliantly encapsulates the state of medicine via spoken word.
Here's what she says:
the state of medicine now
does not appeal to me
insane how we treat those in pain
they feel abused
used by a system they didn't choose
forced to be treated like another digit
a statistic, a misfit, what is this?
in our quest for efficiency
doctors must work relentlessly
till they are spent, and see
no chance for compassionate action
they can't thrive