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Would your book be helpful for people with dyscalculia? Have you heard of dyscalculia?

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I'm glad you excitement levels about changing the profession are entirely based on a reddit comment and not on statistical facts from the AMA. Well done.

That's great that your school is super high tech. But cheating is rampant in higher education, including medicine. I'm sure they don't have surveillance on everyone at all times btw, there is someone in your class paying for papers to be written for them most likely.

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It was though. Stop arguing with reality. It was published by Pearson, the world’s biggest education company. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41692593

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I recommend you doing a bit more research. If you want to argue with the AMA, BMJ, and Nobel prize winning statisticians be my guest. Stop getting defensive, and start getting excited about making things better. Good day.

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  1. Except they do still teach unscientific racist crap. It's still in some textbooks even. Last year there was a huge outcry over a medical textbook used by nurses. https://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nursing-textbook-1280x720.jpg Not to mention... https://southseattleemerald.com/2017/12/13/the-silence-here-is-deafening-and-it-kills/ And https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-links-disparities-pain-management-racial-bias I'm sorry but if you graduate medical school with the idea that black people don't feel pain, that's a problem. Medical schools must develop, longitudinally reinforce, and evaluate skills that will equip their graduates to combat racism and structural oppression. But they don't. If you are not DELIBERATELY fighting racism in curriculum, not to mention sexism, homophobia, and ableism, then you are complicit in the outcomes that those patients face. Which are bad outcomes btw.

  2. I used diabetes as an example of a rare disease, since people seem to think they will never see patients with a rare disease, which is stupid. A friend of mine had a prof literally say to her 'you'll never see a patient with a rare disease'. 10% of people have a rare disease according to NORD. A population where everyone visits a doctor at least once, the probability of seeing a patient with any rare disease is 1/10. If med schools are teaching about rare diseases, it's not being reflected in practice. A patient with a rare disease shouldn't take years for a doctor to diagnose. The average time to diagnosis for a rare disease is about 7.2 years. I'm sorry but we wouldn't allow that type of incompetence in any other profession, there is no excuse.

I'm saying that if medical professionals wanted good health outcomes, they would make systemic changes. Change is hard, I get it, boo hoo. Being a poor disabled POC with an undiagnosed rare disease is probably more difficult just saying. Don't go #notalldoctors on me. Jesus.

3) WApo covered this recently. 1/5 Americans annually get a misdiagnosis, and diagnostic error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Doctors average 31% correct diagnosis on their first try, 55.3% of easy cases and 5.8% of hard ones. Meyer et al 2013 American Medical Association. The BMJ replicated the results. If you want to argue with the AMA and BMJ godhead, but you'll look very silly while screaming at reality. Also Daneil Kahneman discusses this issue in detail in his research, you can read up on it by picking up 'thinking fast and slow'. If you want to fight a couple of nobel prize winning statisticians, you'll again look very silly.

It's really sad when professionals like yourself go all defensive and want to defend the profession at the cost of patients. We kind of suck at healthcare. That's okay to admit. Instead of getting defensive, why not get excited? Why not noodle on how you can be a better doctor? Why not think of ways to improve those figures?

I'm not here for a debate. Good day.