acozadd Posted May 15, 2011 Share Posted May 15, 2011 last time I checked being able to diagram the krebs cycle from memory didn't make anyone a better clinician but knowing how to interpret an ekg in your sleep does... Believe it or not there are docs out there that cannot interpret an EKG. Could it be that maybe many of the skills you listed as basics aren't even used in all specialties? There is life outside of the ER, believe it or not. While your 35 year old married with children medic might do great on your rotation with you, he may struggle in others as he has no experience with that specialty. And while that former surgical tech may struggle in the ER, they may rock in surgery. Could it be that no one position prepares you for all specialties in medicine? And that being proficient in certain skills will vary heavily from 1 field to the next? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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