"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."
Young physicians, residents, and medical students, you are the Activist Generation!
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...