Physician's don't care about making the EMR the centerpiece of the patient encounter:

"You have to realize that physicians have been trained four years in med school, then three to seven years in post-graduate training. The funny thing is that they want to take care of patients. They don't want to become specialists in creating medical records. They look at the medical record as an incidental cost of doing business. ...

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It's ridiculously expensive for one thing:

The answer is that we have priced a medical education well beyond the reach of most middle-class students. In 2004, tuition and fees at a public medical school averaged $16,153. Students who attended a private school paid $32,588 according to a 2005 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The author, Dr. Gail Morrison, Vice Dean for Education at University ...

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A Harvard medical student frets about choosing where her 3rd year clerkship is going to be. The one wrinkle is a new "longitudinal approach" that Harvard is taking, where all the rotations are at one hospital.

Get some perspective.

Harvard medical students are choosing between Massachusetts General Hospital, BI/Deaconness, and Brigham and Women's. That's like being forced to choose between a Porsche, Mercedes or a ...

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Miserable in medical school?

Like Dr. Centor, I enjoyed the last two (clinical) years markedly more than the first two. Why is that?

The business of medicine

Longtime readers of this blog know that business and medicine go hand in hand. Howard Luks agrees, and says that medical schools do a disservice when business isn't emphasized:

No question that our students are well trained in the science of medicine. Unfortunately, very few students prove to be well trained in the business of medicine. Many students are even embarrassed to ask questions pertaining to the ...

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A school nurse is also the medical manager, first responder, diagnostician, confessor, and shrink.

UMDNJ: Doctored grades

As if they didn't have enough problems already:

Paul Mehne was a popular dean on the Camden campus of the state's medical school, well-liked by the small cadre of students there who felt their satellite program in South Jersey was something special.

What troubled investigators, however, is that none of his students ever seemed to fail. A new report by a federal monitor, scheduled to be released tomorrow, concludes ...

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Ann Coulter on doctors and lawyers

No stranger to controversy, she goes after lawyers with both barrels:

The only "crisis" in health care in this country is that doctors are paid too little. (Also they've come up with nothing to help that poor Dennis Kucinich.)

But the Democratic Party treats doctors like they're Klan members. They wail about how much doctors are paid and celebrate the trial lawyers who do absolutely nothing to make society ...

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Dr. Wes contrasts two approaches to the same patient. Old school vs new school.

Should you become a military doctor?

Finance Physician looks at the pros and cons of the military paying for medical education.

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