Recently, there has been a number of articles on reducing the length of medical training to help ease the physician shortage. And our medical curriculum is due for a major overhaul. Its foundational document, the Flexner report, was released over 100 years ago, and our medical needs and knowledge have changed. Shortening medical education may provide a “bonus” in easing the anticipated shortage of physicians ...

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Take a moment to ask yourself the following: 1. Did I come to practice medicine because it was a calling, rather than a possibly lucrative career path? 2. Do I consider the practice of medicine primarily an art, a craft and the consistent application of evidence-based care? 3. Do I respond to inner measures of prideful work more than the appeal of external motivators? 4. Are there lines that cannot be crossed, even if ...

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