narrative medicine

Hidden curriculum

You know the doctor-bashing has gone too far when multiple classmates open their oral history presentations with “I went in expecting horror stories about how badly they’d been treated by physicians and was surprised to find they had none.”

Maybe that’s because, unlike the physicians in the texts we’ve read, the vast majority of doctors are not jerkish assholes?

I could ignore it when it was the anti-vaccination crowd.

I could ignore it when it was the Well blog at the NY Times.

I can’t ignore it when it’s intelligent men and women I’ve been working with for a semester.

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