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...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
I read it on the Internets.
Tech-savvy med students fear life without EMRs

The gist of the article is that we are becoming technology-dependent physicians; it's accompanied by a slew of other articles about the usefulness of smartphones, the permanence of the pager, and the new trend toward texting your doctor. And as I look at my electronic medical record (which I hate), and my smartphone with Derm Meister, and ePocrates, and my OB Wheel, and I'm considering re-subscribing to UpToDate so I can install it there too...

I have to agree with them.

I'm going to be spending the month of June in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.  As a fourth-year medical student I went to Nicaragua.  I remember, then, the paper charts and the little slips of notes that served for records.  And I think I understand what they mean - that we are so wound up in our technology for every little extra thought that it's a frightening concept. 
But after it all, medicine is still an art.
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coanteen From: coanteen Date: January 9th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm going to be spending the month of June in the lowlands of Wainwright :(

I think I felt uncomfortable without EMR and such during residency. I've gotten over it now.
reynardo From: reynardo Date: January 9th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
You'll be just up the road! *waves*

(You won't, by any small chance, be coming through Australia at all will you?)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: January 10th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I think we fly through Singapore, actually. We were trying to decide if we had room to add Australia to the trip, but not this round.
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