Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Orac on AMSA’s CAM leadership training program

As Orac pointed out so well, it’s about advocacy and promotion, not critical analysis. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is grooming the next generation of academic leaders to take medical school woo to a whole new level.

Orac also noticed AMSA’s double standard for scientific claims, something I’ve hammered at many times in reference to their PharmFree campaign:

This is, of course, ironic given the way that AMSA makes such a big deal of mentioning evidence-based approaches when it comes to dealing with the claims of big pharma while strongly promoting non-evidence-based approaches.

To say the least it leaves a credibility gap.

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