Every case is different and dealing with each case requires a different approach and to prepare myself for that I need to start referring to cases and read a lot of books written by doctor about their experience. Gaining a medical degree is one of the toughest job, but after that comes the real issue of dealing with the patient. I have always wanted to be a doctor and it’s something that I have been exposed to a lot during my years in high school. I have volunteered at a rehab center where I got to experience how the paperwork and receiving
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is slowly becoming better known all over the world. CAM encompasses various types of therapies, such as yoga, reflexology, chiropractic therapy, herbal therapy, ayurveda, meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, etc. The evidenced-based research, recognition of disconnect between patients and also the positive and negative aspects of CAM modalities are reasons behind the increased attention it has gained in medicals schools all over the United States. (Hart, 2009, p. 287). The major concern behind CAM is that it covers a rather broad range of therapies, most of which have not been able to establish any proper scientific basis.
As a physician in Occupational Medicine, I see myself incorporating all three; I want to master the art of prevention, work on improving the existing policies and practices, and successfully educate patients as well as professionals. Since childhood, I was fascinated about complexity of human body and was very curious to learn about it in-depth. And this curiosity eventually drew me towards medical profession. As a medical student; the more I rotated through various specialties, the more I discovered that each has its commendable ways of dealing with diseases. But I found my rotations in Medicine to be especially interesting and invigorating.
Now there are specific educational requirements people must complete in order to enter into the workforce as a nurse (SHOULD ENTRY INTO NURSING BE BSN?). Currently, the three entry level positions as a nurse include Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), and Bachelors of Science in nursing (BSN). While LPN’s are rarely encountered in the hospital setting as healthcare providers there is a much bigger ongoing debate on whether ADN prepared nurses or BSN prepared nurses are better suited to enter the hospital workforce. This paper will focus on promoting future nursing students to obtain a BSN instead of ADN due to increased research findings that nurses with BSN degrees have better patient outcomes, and better career outlooks. One of the debates that evolved from the push for bachelor prepared nurses at the entry level involves patient outcomes in a critical setting.
These changes necessitate a malleable profession that adapts to better respond to increased demands, especially in regards to education. In light of the ever-evolving complexities and dynamics of the healthcare world, the minimum requirement for entry into nursing practice should be a baccalaureate degree. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended in a 2010 report that eighty percent of registered nurses (RNs) hold a baccalaureate degree by 2020. This is not a new goal, but rather one that has yet to be realized, despite being first recommended in 1965 by the American Nurses Association. Healthcare has made significant advancements since that time, but nursing standards to entry and licensing regulations have not reflected these changes (Hess, 1996).
The medical field is among the largest and ever growing career fields, especially when dealing with Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs). In the 1960’s when the physician shortage began, the medical field created the PA and NP positions to fill in the gaps (Curren, 2007, p. 404). This matter has opened up numerous questions as more and more PAs and NPs begin practicing, especially concerning their education level. Many patients are concerned that they will not get the proper care. PAs/NPs are beneficial to everyday life by providing patients with the necessary skills needed to successfully treat them.
Introduction: Day after day, the medical education is evolving in many aspects. In order to match this development, this requires changing the traditional methods of learning into a new modern one that embraces the requirements of Knowles' theory of adult learning. This theory states that adults are independent and self-directed, have a great deal of experience, interested in problem-centered approaches and get their learning motivation from internal drives. Moreover, the new way of learning should be student-centered and enable students to obtain knowledge in an accessible, efficient and integrated way.1ASSIGNMENT1 In the 1970s, a new way of learning arose at the medical school of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Since then, this learning approach, which is called problem-based learning (PBL), has developed a lot to be similar to what doctors and nurses face of problems in a regular basis.2ASSIGNMENT3-1 Problem-based Learning: What is problem based learning?
is required to take the USMLE exam. Overall, the required education for both is very similar (Chick, Friedman, Young, Solomon... ... middle of paper ... ...re popular with the general public, the number of D.O.s are starting to rise (Blackstone). Their unique treatment methods and relationships with patients are not known to many people, but people who seek healthier care know who they need to see at their next doctor’s appointment. Works Cited Blackstone, Erwin A. “A tale of two doctors.” Regulation 33.2 (2010): 7+ Academic OneFile.
However, the most effective way of grading is not the one currently in action. It’s the one that is only now beginning to be implemented in some medical universities for the first one or two years of schooling. But, if the pass/ failing grading system becomes the universal system in all colleges in the United States, the education system will be changed for students of all ages. This system will lead to a change in students’ academic purpose. The focus will be on the well- being of the student, to enforce more than just grades, but good character and ethics.
Once medical school has been complet... ... middle of paper ... ...d, not only about your health but also about other aspects in life, like your family and work. Their concern is what leads to great relationships, which is why GP’s are rated highly by their patients. Choosing what kind of medicine you want to practice is a very important step in being a good doctor. Most people aren’t sure what they want to do, but they should take some time out of their day to do some research and decide for themselves. While there are many specialties to pick from, it is better to become a general practitioner.