Healthcare Not Fair is a web series taking a satirical look at our dysfunctional health system. Taken from the perspective of the beleaguered physician, real-life internist Waqas Khan shows you why the American dream for physicians is threatened now, more than ever. (Warning: Explicit language.)
A patient undergoing a colonoscopy pressed "record" on his smartphone before being sedated, hoping to capture instructions from his physicians after the procedure. What he heard instead was shocking: "In addition to their vicious commentary, the doctors discussed avoiding the man after the colonoscopy, instructing an assistant to lie to him, and then placed a false diagnosis on his chart."
The incident cost his anesthesiologist $500,000 in the ensuing malpractice and defamation ...
Medical schools across the country are embracing simulated and virtual patients to train medical students. Drexel University and the University of Florida use a device called Patrick, "a simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving."
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Saurabh Sinha is a medical student who gave this fantastic talk about appreciating the present moment, and asking what more you can do. Both physicians and medical students can learn from this engaging talk.