It ’s time to recognize the rights of medical students and residents

Goodbyes were confusing during my third and fourth years of medical school. Even on my way to a 28-hour labor and delivery call, I tended to say, “I’m leaving for school.” Rather quickly, my wife trained me to say, “I’m leaving for work.” I was never quite reconciled to this, as I couldn’t forget the upcoming exams and tuition costs around $30,000 per year. For the uninitiated, “work” as a medical student on clinical rotations takes many forms. Talking with and examining patients, participating in team rounds, sewing up skin lacerations in the ED, assisting with various surgeries, contacting outside facilities to obtain records, and occasionally performing invasive procedures under supervision (lumbar puncture, paracentesis, central venous line, etc.) In my mind, this was the role of an apprentice. Often, the only difference between my “work” as a student and that of a trainee physician (resident) on the same team seemed to be the expectation for the resident to learn at a more rapid pace. As we’re undergoing a shift toward the use of medical student documentation for billing purposes, I’m wondering about the definition of medical student labor, as well as its value. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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