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    jfromga, raspberryberet

    It would appear that there's some truth to the opinion I've heard stated that doctors are really basically highly trained mechanics who don't necessarily have to be very smart to be effective, at least here in the US. Obviously, you can't be a total idiot to be a good doctor, but you don't really have to be all THAT bright, either. Just clever and diligent and with a good memory.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 08:59:10 PM PDT

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    •  There are physicians who have to think for a (2+ / 0-)
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      raspberryberet, wishingwell

      living and those who do not. I've had the pleasure and displeasure of working with both. I have a great respect for medical professional, both MD's and Ph.D.'s who do valid research, whether they're surgeons or otherwise.

      Some physicians and other health care professionals are just technicians. Follow the rules, follow the "cook book", don't even attempt to delve into what causes a patient's symptoms. They slept through physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and even preventative medicine and medical statistics.

      But they passed the medical licensing exams, so they're licensed physicians.

      I graduated from a US Med school but some of the best physicians I know graduated from an "off shore" medical school. Empathy, one of the greatest assets of a medical professional isn't taught in school.

      "Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!" oder "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

      by drpmeade on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 10:54:01 AM PDT

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