‘Collective’ quotient in evolving medical education

Medical education is a collective knowledge

Medical education has been a term owned by higher position in medicine. It’s the privy knowledge of the elites. Nowadays, the ability to learn medicine has crossed barriers. Anyone can get into best medical schools in the world, regardless of their demographic. Moreover, medical education isn’t strictly the teachings of education professionals anymore. It is the collective knowledge, all of us can obtain.

Evolving terminology

The terminology in medicine is due for some reimagining and redefining. For instance the definition for the very term ‘patient’ itself is evolving. By its former noun form, it meant a ‘person who is under medical care’. The current adjective form would mean ‘bearing pain and hardships with calm and without complaints’.

N of 1

As e-patient physicians Matt Dudley put it, every patient is na N of 1. We must get an understanding of the precision quotient. Humans are not machines. Two machines can have the same make up. But no two human bodies can be the same. Each body will react differently to a particular treatment. Every patient’s experience is different. Both of them mutually have knowledge to gain from one another. It puts much