When in medical school what is the biggest thing to remember going into the medical field?
I have more questions pertaining to the medical field and just staying levelheaded.
What is the greatest strength to have within the medical field?
How are the quality of patient care and safety reviewed?
What was the greatest challenge going from grad school into your actual career?
Quality of patient care and safety are systematically reviewed within hospitals, within hospital systems, within insurance companies and more. There are very many layers of complexity in the overall healthcare system and most of these layers have their own review process to help ensure excellent care.
The greatest challenge going from medical school into my actual career has been that the American industry of Medicine creeps into and erodes the best parts of Medicine. Turning patient care into a moneymaking, profit-centered business style of healthcare means there is a constant push to do things faster and cheaper, to see more patients more rapidly, to document in a business-focused way that captures the most revenue. This is the darkest side of medicine, in my opinion. Eventually, the business of medicine will push me out. For now, I fight the good fight, trying to care genuinely for patients, fighting to allow them enough time, charting to meet the metrics demanded of me while trying not to lose myself to corporate or business or non-medical focused pressures.
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