Critical Thinking and Drug Advertising

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

One of the advantages of teaching medical students is that I can keep abreast of changes in medical education. It’s far too easy for a doctor (even just a few years out of training) to become complacent and oblivious to changes in the modern medical curriculum. So I was pleasantly surprised earlier this week when a fourth-year medical student told me that his recent licensing examination included a vignette which tested his ability to interpret data from a pharmaceutical company advertisement. Given that most patients (and, indeed, most doctors) now get their information from such sources, it was nice to see that this is now part of a medical student’s education.
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