Monday, January 29, 2007

American medical schools: slouching toward Hogwarts

Harry Potter would thrive in some medical schools today. I’ve been beating the drum about medical education’s egregious uncritical incorporation of non-evidence based woo for some time, starting with this post.

Science blogger Orac weighed in again yesterday with Medical schools going the wrong way in which he mentions a new wrinkle, the incorporation of woo into graduate medical education. Not surprisingly, it’s being promoted by the American Medical Student Association.

Yes, medical schools are going the wrong way. Does anyone in academic medicine care about the integrity of medical education? Who are you, and why aren’t you raising a stink? Medschool woo needs to be exposed. Maybe it’s time somebody wrote a book.

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