August 07, 2012
Know what you're getting into
Giving new M2s at IU a taste of hospital work life is important. These students are making decisions about their eventual specialties every day of their education: they know that in 10 years they won't remember 80% of what they are learning and they have a pretty good guess about which 80% that is. Unless, of course, they didn't know about the smell, the hours, the stress-level, the type of patients, or any other aspect of their chosen specialty that would make them reconsider. Then it's a different 80%.
Expose them to real doctor work-life early. Make it a larger part of medical school.
Posted by rbrent at August 7, 2012 07:25 AM