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Whats the most important thing you have learned from medical school?


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Estelle’s Answer

The most important thing that I learned from medical school is how complicated the human body is and how important it is for physicians to work together to take care of people. I am a gynecologist and focus on women's healthcare needs and surgery. I learned how to do this in residency because medical school builds the foundation for you to learn the practice of medicine. Doctors can now specialize and then work with other specialists to provide excellent care for their patients.

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Kathleen’s Answer

The most important thing I learned in medical school and after medical school, is to listen to the patient. Take the time to hear the full story and ask questions to clarify anything not understood or not consistent within the story (medical history). Know the patient and build a relationship. Continue to listen as time goes on as you will learn so much about the person and their health. No amount of technology will ever substitute for listening to the patient.

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Carmelita’s Answer

Whats the most important thing you have learned from medical school?

By far, the most important thing I learned is the history and physical is 90% of the process and always treat the patient, not the labs or X-rays.
If you take the time to talk to and understand what the patient is telling you and ask questions to seek greater understanding, 9 times out of ten, you will be able to establish the diagnosis without the aid of imaging and blood tests that oftentimes drive up the cost of care without adding anything to the understanding and management of the patient.

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Philomena’s Answer

the most important thing i have learnt in med school is patience and asking your colleagues when you do not have an idea about something. and also listening carefully and not rushing to conclude without careful analysis.

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