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- Vinay Kumar
- June 16, 2021
I just finished my first year of med school and I’ve been working my butt off ever since. I’ve been told that my medical education is one of the most difficult classes I’ve ever taken. In addition to learning the theory of medicine and the practice of medicine, I also had to learn the history of medicine, the principles of pharmacology, and the various types of disease, injuries, and medical procedures.
And, like any medical school, the curriculum is pretty intense. Not only are you expected to learn this stuff, but it’s also expected that you will be able to handle the stress of it. But, unlike most of my peers, my medical school professors weren’t just demanding that I learn this stuff. They were also, like any medical school, demanding that I learn this stuff in a specific order.
The problem is, I have no idea why I am not learning this stuff. You are supposed to learn it in a specific order. But, like a lot of my peers, you are supposed to learn this stuff in different ways, so it is a mess. I really think it makes you feel like a failure.
If you have no idea why or how you are not learning this stuff, then you are most likely a failure. Like my medical school professors, if you have no idea why you are failing, then you are most likely a failure.
When I first started taking classes, I had no idea what I was doing. But I learned a lot. It was like learning the alphabet backwards. Just from the fact that the alphabet was different, but the ideas were the same. I now have a pretty good handle on it, even though I have no idea what “the alphabet” is.
The basic idea of medical college is to understand what we are learning, and then practice what we are learning. In medical school we were taught that the goal of medical school is to be the best doctor. In reality, most doctors do not actually care about being the best doctor, they care about being the best doctor who is also the best person. That’s why we have such a system of medical education where the goal is to become the best doctor who is also the best person.
In other words, doctors aren’t just about learning how to identify an illness, they’re about learning to care.
In some ways I see this as a joke. You can’t say “Doctor”. That is, if you don’t do it, it’s not the best medicine for you. If you do it, you’re a lousy doctor.
I would have to disagree, as while it is true that we arent just learning how to identify an illness, it is also true that we arent just learning how to care. We are also learning how to care about the person who is ill. Thats what doctors are about, caring for the patient, not the diagnosis.
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