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Covid and A Call for Reinventing Medical Education
  • Omar Lattouf
Omar Lattouf
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

13 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
13 May 2020Assigned to Editor
13 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
14 May 20201st Revision Received
16 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 May 2020Assigned to Editor
16 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
16 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

Covid has blatantly uncovered the disconnect between the healthcare professionals who have the responsibility for the health of the nation but little of the authority, and politicians and business people who have the authority and political power over healthcare, but none of the responsibility for the health of the nation. The time has come to review this dichotomy and to reinvent medical education in order to empower and train healthcare professionals, particularly mid-career ones, to become adept in the business of medicine; including budgeting, management, leadership, hiring and firing, brand building and other important aspects of running complex healthcare entities. It is no longer acceptable for physicians to accept backseat for non-physician managers and concede their rules and regulations without question. The time is now for health professionals to train themselves and take charge of the profession.