Thursday, June 25, 2009

Useful Education

Given the explosion of healthcare policy debates everywhere from the editorial pages to the Senate floor (not to mention medblogs), raises a great point: why aren't medical students being required to learn more about the field they are training to enter?  Says one student quoted in article, "People I graduated with couldn't tell you the difference between Medicare and Medicaid."  Obviously the primary focus of med school remains medicine, but requiring at least a course on policy issues seems like a reasonable way to fill an important knowledge gap.

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