Comics Drawn By Medical Students Reveal Fear And Confusion

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we at ThoughtCrimeRadio are deeply concerned about the state of the medical field. What we have learned is that thousands of Nazi scientists and doctors were brought to the USA after WWII to continue the work they did in the concentration camps. I guess this explains why the “mad scientists” and diabolical MDs in cartoons and movies always sported a German accent. Med school students are trained cruelly. Cruelty begets cruelty… except in those who are unwilling to lose their decency and humanity. One student’s impression of one of her trainers.

How stressful is medical training? So bad that in a class that encouraged medical students to express their feelings by drawing comics, nearly half of them depicted their supervisors as monsters, researchers say. Courtesy of Trey Banbury Courtesy of Trey Banbury

Students imagined the workplace as dank dungeons, represented supervising physicians as fiendish, foul-mouthed monsters, and themselves as sleep-deprived zombies walking through barren post-apocalyptic landscapes, the study authors, Daniel R. George and Dr. Michael Green, wrote Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. They teach the Comics in Medicine class at Penn State College of Medicine.

Read more and see more student cartoons at Comics Drawn By Medical Students Reveal Fear And Confusion : Shots – Health News : NPR

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