Is YOUR Graduate Medical Education (GME) Failing? Point & Counter Point

Graduate medical education  has changed a lot in the last 20 years.

Whether its Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry or any of the other fields, the world of residency isn’t what it used to be. As we continue to look to reform and innovate to improve your education, there’s tons of debate out there if we’re heading in the right direction.

In fact, this debate to me has become the classic “Old School” vs “New School” type of debate.

If you’re currently in any form of residency or fellowship training, I’m curious about your opinion.

As a trainee, you have the most stake in this debate.

Recently, I’ve read 2 blog posts that make compelling arguments. Take a look and tell the world what you think.


Why Graduate Medical Education is Failing

Counterpoint: Why Graduate Medical Education will be fine



Dietary Supplements Blamed for Sharp Rise in Drug-Related Liver Injuries

“Dietary supplements account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries that turn up in hospitals, up from 7 percent a decade ago, according to an analysis by a national network of liver specialists. The research included only the most severe cases of liver damage referred to a representative group of hospitals around the country, and the investigators said they were undercounting the actual number of cases.

While many patients recover once they stop taking the supplements and receive treatment, a few require liver transplants or die because of liver failure. Naïve teenagers are not the only consumers at risk, the researchers said. Many are middle-aged women who turn to dietary supplements that promise to burn fat or speed up weight loss.”

Read the NY Times article here

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