Saturday, July 7, 2007

Dr. Fred

I’ve read more articles by this doctor and know that I will try and avoid applying there for my prelim year. My god, what doesn’t he understand about progress? I’m sure he’s a great teacher while being a crusty curmudgeon at the same time, but this really scares me. I agree that some of medicine is suffering from over-zealous use of technology, but that’s because studies are finding that CT scans and other tests actually diagnosed patients faster and with less error than “in the good ol’ days”. But hey, we’ve got women and minorities who are doctors now! Didn’t you hear – times change because of progress, not regress.

For your reading pleasure:
These are the days
Hyposkilia
Acronymesis

There are many more, but I don't have access. It's quite clear what this guy thinks of the current attendings, residents, and med students.

5 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Eh, what do you expect? He's from Texas! (Just kidding, sort of.)

The Girl said...

Nice. Technophobia at its best.

Pseudo_Doctor said...

Interesting articles...the third one on Acronymesis was actually informative and he's got a point in it. However the first two show that he's just lost in the generation gap of technology

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. All the good old boys have retired? Imagine that - practicing medicine the way he describes it, you'd get your ass sued within a year for missing some fatal diagnosis. Do that a couple of times, and you'd be forced to retire!

Parameddan said...

I think he has a Point.. To a Point (PTP). Can't technology and the use of physical touch and assessment coexist? Of course they can.