10 Critical Skills That Aren’t Taught in Med School

Not sure whether this list applies to all medical schools, but interesting to see where the gaps are. My comments in brackets:

  1. Chronic pain management
  2. Bedside manner (internship and observing other doctors provides this real world experience)
  3. Management skills
  4. Nutrition (handled by dieticians in my transplant clinic but my hematologists and nurses give the usual general advice)
  5. Wilderness medicine
  6. Physical diagnosis (while imaging is key, most of the interns actually do a physical exam as well)
  7. Treating soldiers
  8. Patient safety
  9. Treating musculoskeletal disorders
  10. Teamwork (benefit from a group practice so while there are normal differences and personalities as in any team, overall less of an issue in my area)

10 Critical Skills That Aren’t Taught in Med School – Medical Billing and Coding Certification.

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