An interesting look into 3rd Year

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  1. Voxel

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    I came across this site the other day. It's an interesting read. ...And you thought med school wouldn't change you.

    <a href="http://upalumni.org:8000/medschool/" target="_blank">http://upalumni.org:8000/medschool/</a>
     
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    "cannot find server"

    Can you cut and paste?
     
  3. Voxel

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    It works fine on my computer.
     
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    This has been discussed before (Seatch feature, where are you at?) sometime last year? I think that the general consensus is that the author is very pessimistic. He almost always sees the bad side of things, and it is not a happy story to read? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    Not to disregard Kirk's response, I've still got a question as an incoming MS1. Can someone shed a little for me here?

    I read things like this from time to time ? seems to be a commonplace perception (or fact):
    (from the article) ?[The sociological study] showed, discouragingly, that the level of interest in patients as people was high on entering medical school, went down precipitously during the four years of school and the years of internship and residency and reached a low point at the start of practice.... Unfortunately, when departments of psychiatry tried to teach students in the third and fourth year of medical school about people's feelings - including their own - they found that many students had already developed such a deeply impersonal attitude that it was difficult or impossible to warm them up.?

    If the above is accepted as a general truth, then my question is this:
    If it is the medical education system that fosters and induces these attitudes (allegedly) towards patients, then what of the attitudes towards the system itself? Is a resident?s (or new attending?s) view of the medical system completely jaundiced?

    ?I know it all depends on a lot of factors ? just looking for some generalities, if there are any to be offered.
     

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