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Overhaul of Physician Education System Recommended



The nation's system for training physicians is in dramatic need of a complete overhaul to adequately provide future patient care, says a report from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.



4 comments on "Overhaul of Physician Education System Recommended"
ECPat (9/19/2011 at 8:46 PM)

Good, but short, story about the need for more primary care physicians, though it isn't that clear that it's mostly primary care physicians that we need.
jeff mimbs (9/17/2011 at 4:03 AM)

quite possibly the dumbest article I've ever read...social engineering from the top....smells and sounds like communism I'll stick with my doctor who with years of training and sheer determination learns his craft and tries his best to do the right thing everyday...these bubbleheads need to go
Al Winston (9/13/2011 at 8:47 AM)

Perhaps one of the stupidest articles on here. A shortage of physicians? Really? The laws of supply and demand reveal that the markedly dropping reimbursement rates for physicians suggests a surplus of MDs, and this "shortage" claimed in the article is nonsense generated by third party payers wanting even MORE market competition so they can drop reimbursements even more. There is no shortage, there will be no shortage. In fact, most articles in the papers strongly suggest we OVERtreat in this country to create business for all the health care professionals we have. Lastly, the panel of 39 idiots claiming 'reform is needed' have no evidence that this is true; they have produced no outcomes measures to prove there's a deficiency in our educational system. Rather, they generate busy-work for 'reform' to justify their own jobs. This article is an embarrassment to your site.
bob (9/12/2011 at 9:48 AM)

The quickest and easiest way for the proportion of new graduates to [INVALID] primary care over specialty care as a career is to go back to requiring new graduates to start with a one or two year interneship in general medicine or primary care before going into specialty care.