Originally Posted by MeowMix
#3 looks like what happened at our med school, according to a senior attending. Some years ago, the med students were tired of being scutted out, justifiably complained, and scut was outlawed. The unanticipated consequence was that the overworked intern/resident now no longer had anyone to help out with the scut, because the med students were supposed to be learning, not scutting. So the interns/residents had even less time for teaching. On almost all my rotations, med students were a useless appendage who just added to the residents' work and whose most useful function was talking to families and chasing down charts etc. The system where students scutted and in return got rewarded with teaching, was gone.
You must go to school where I work.
Here the medical students contribute almost nothing to the team. Frankly, they suck.