In an effort to halt the ongoing opioid addiction crisis, US regulators are requiring manufacturers to provide extensive training to doctors.
We are lagging in terms of regulating work hours and wellness. We are behind in getting help for physicians suffering from addiction and depression. We are behind in demanding better pay, and we continue to tolerate pay cuts despite our rising costs.
"The main changes needed in medical education are primarily structural with pass/fail grading and reduction in class time and amount of information being taught."
In a recent issue of JAMA focused on medical education, researchers and physicians explore what's working and what's not in medical education.
Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training
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