No, we don’t need more dermatology in medical education

We only need broad brushstrokes in medical school, writes former AMSA president James Lawler.

I BUMPED into one of my lecturers, a gastroenterologist, at a function a few years ago. I had some preclinical exams coming up on gastroenterology, and I asked him what a student at my level should know.

“Basically nothing,” he replied. 

My look of suprise prompted him to elaborate.

He explained that he had trained at a “traditional” medical school. The school

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