A softening apprenticeship

The example is about Why graduate medical education is failing

“When a doctor finishes medical school, he or she has been exposed to a lot of data, and has learned a few basic facts about how to be a physician. But the haven’t learned really how to work independently in a field of medicine. That takes the 3-10 extra years of training collectively known as GME to acquire that skill. It is a skill that encompasses a lot of “non-data” abilities, one of the most critical of which is the ability to make a decision independently without having to ask someone if it’s the right decision.”

But standards are being relaxed. Work hours are being forced into the standard job role. Criticism and evaluation are being tempered to avoid emotional trauma. The apprenticeship is being softened and that worries some of the masters.

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