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Medical Students Not Satisfied With The Training and Education They Get in Med School Relating to Medical Economics

Posted Dec 03 2009 6:45pm
Most are happy with the clinical training they get, but the other side having to do with economics is still the same old battle, missing in med school and most residents stated they pick most of that up in residency.  Now we have a study that says so.  BD  image

A University of Michigan study published recently in Academic Medicine says that although medical students are satisfied with their training in clinical decision-making and patient care, they are much less happy overall with their training in health care systems, especially the finer points of medical economics.

The findings come as no surprise to an AAFP medical education expert and other family medicine educators. They say that although most students are introduced to the economics of medical practice during their third-year clerkships or through required or elective courses, they learn the most about the topic during their residency training.

Joseph Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., of San Diego, is vice president for primary care at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and clinical professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego, or UCSD. He agrees with Pugno that physicians-in-training get most of their education about the economic side of medicine while in residency.

Study: Medical Students Not Satisfied With Training in Health Systems, Medical Economics -- AAFP News Now -- American Academy of Family Physicians

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