REMINDER: I AM POSTING A NEW TOPIC ABOUT ONCE A WEEK OR PERHAPS TWICE A WEEK. HOWEVER, IF YOU DON'T FIND A NEW TOPIC POSTED, THERE ARE AS OF MARCH 2013 OVER 900 TOPIC THREADS TO WHICH YOU CAN READ AND WRITE COMMENTS. I WILL BE AWARE OF EACH COMMENTARY AND MAY COME BACK WITH A REPLY.
TO FIND A TOPIC OF INTEREST TO YOU ON THIS BLOG, SIMPLY TYPE IN THE NAME OR WORDS RELATED TO THE TOPIC IN THE FIELD IN THE LEFT HAND SIDE AT TOP OF THE PAGE AND THEN CLICK ON “SEARCH BLOG”. WITH WELL OVER 900 TOPICS, MOST ABOUT GENERAL OR SPECIFIC ETHICAL ISSUES BUT NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO ANY SPECIFIC DATE OR EVENT, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND WHAT YOU WANT. IF YOU DON’T PLEASE WRITE TO ME ON THE FEEDBACK THREAD OR BY E-MAIL DoktorMo@aol.com
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Transition from College Student to Physician: “How am I doing?”
I just wanted to briefly explain why I have no time in this week or so to post here as often as usual. I am facilitating two groups of medical students, first and second year, their first learning of what it is like and what skills and behavior are necessary to become a doctor. The course is called “Introduction to Clinical Medicine”. It is an experiential course, no lectures. It is “hands on” with regard to learning how to understand and how to intellectually, empathetically and in a humanistic way connect with patients, take a history and perform a physical exam. It is now mid-term for the students, they are asking me “how am I doing?” and since there are no exams but simply (or perhaps not so simply) my observation, it is time for me to provide the feedback that will help to guide them as the year progresses and beyond. I have to prepare to say the most productive suggestions specific to each student and that takes time. So this posting will be it for a week. If you are looking for postings about medical ethics and the practice of medicine to read, there are still over 250 on this blog. ..Maurice.