"In my training, I’ve seen medicine fall from the Golden Age into crisis. Physicians and patients alike are unhappy with patient-doctor relationships, and everyone else is panicked that we spend one-fifth of our nation’s budget on healthcare. I’ve watched trainees transition from understanding the secret code of medicine - advocating is essentially equivalent to labeling your forehead with “blackball me” – to successfully stepping up and creating change."
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Reflecting on my own training at the age of 34, I'm finding that I'm in the middle of two very distinct generations of physicians: the traditional, paternalistic one-finger typers and the democrati...