Thursday, March 5, 2015

Academic ID in Jeopardy

Here is thoughtful opinion article published in Infection by Richard Wenzel and Mike Edmond.

I thought that many of the comments were spot on. The authors call for  ‘new leadership’ in medicine, one that requires physician CEOs who have not lost sight of humanities and scholarship in medicine, who will protect and preserve the reflective and intellectual aspects of mentorship and academic medicine. 

As stated in the article, the goal is to reward value over volume, to halt the rising trend of churning out patients (volume) at the expense of value (teaching, mentorship and scholarship). The pendulum will likely swing way too far in the wrong direction before this concept gains enough traction for change.

We are still awaiting the right formula for rewarding value.

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