MEDICAL EDUCATION ON THE 21 ST CENTURY. CARLOS U. ARANCIBIA, M.D . DISCLAIMER.
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CARLOS U. ARANCIBIA, M.D.
THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PRESENTATION ARE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS AND MUST NOT BE CONSTRUED AS REPRESENTING THE OPINION OF ANY INSTITUTION WITH WHICH I AM OR HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE
“ You know me and my parents since I was a small kid and they suggested that I talk to you. My main concern in considering medicine as a career is the cost. I do not think that I want to finish school with more than 200 K of debt. What if I am married at that time?”
“ All this stuff of serving humanity is nice, but why do I have to pay so much?
Annie: ( she is a first year student)
“ They recommended many textbooks and mentioned that we will need it for the boards. But my upper class friends say that it is nonsense and that most of the information is in the internet. I do not even carry the books because they are too heavy and I study mostly from the syllabus and my notes. Don’t they ask questions in the test that are in the syllabus?
Ben (third year student)
“ I am very frustrated and I am not sure that I want to continue in the school. I have worked very hard and I thought that it was going to be fun. Instead, all I have done is memorize thousands of pages and the tests are about minute details with no clear application to patient care”
Amanda (senior student)
“You told me again and again that we need to be respectful of the patients, treat them as professionals, be concerned with their confidentiality. Yesterday I was in the infectious disease clinic and they have patients waiting for hours and then they call them by their full name, for everybody to know who is sick. Why they are not professionals?”