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March 07, 2013

Specialists vs. generalists

Quote of the day by Jeremy Hill:

"Teaching by specialists is fraught with difficulties on a family medicine course: although they may be experts in their own field, many specialists may never in their careers have had exposure to family medicine. So it is difficult for them to appreciate that family doctors deal primarily with patients and their symptoms rather than with diseases. The gulf between what is taught and what needs to be learned seems difficult to bridge."

A nice entry at the BMJ blogs.

Posted by rbrent at March 7, 2013 08:39 AM


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