The other problem is with the structure of medical school. A good trade school teaches you the skills that employers want. On the other hand, only the 3rd (maybe the 4th) years of med school actually covers what residency PDs need.
For instance, the first year is filled with pointless low-yield information. Anatomy is useless without understanding the significance of the structures you're dissecting and awfully taught by anthropologists rather than clinicians.
Furthermore, rather than being sent straight to the wards during M1 and picking up useful clinical skills (such as putting in IVs), we're instead thrown into 1.5-2 years of low-yield lectures and treated like toddlers with the buzzards of professionalism hovering overhead. Lo and behold, we know jack **** when M3 starts.
Additionally, most of medical school is taught by IM docs and rather poorly at best. We don't need 30,000 small group sessions on sociology, quality improvement and community service. That's not what residency PDs care about. We don't need to be taught as M1's to do 50 page long H&Ps (an aberration on any other service but IM) rather than learning how to use the information in the EMR (eg utilizing previous consult notes to do a focused history and physical) so we can survive a busy night in the ED when over 9000 consults are being paged in our direction
We should go back to the old days where med students on the wards were actually functioning like interns and residents rather than spending 2 years memorizing low yield crap when B&B, Anki, UFAPS do a lot better work in shorter time and then spending 3rd year dealing with personality conflicts, glorified shadowing and other minimal things because liability