The 61st Patient and The Value of Experience Over Credentials
Jeff Cunningham

I was having a casual conversation with a friend of mine from Freiburg who will take his diploma as a doctor this summer– he mentioned that students who are becoming surgeons rarely have practice until they start working. 
After this conversation, I ran into a Polish medical student a couple weeks later who explained he would become a surgeon and was doing his two year residency in the United States as he believed it was a better educational choice.
Regardless of credentials, as you mention, or even access ability– how does one student before their career even begins– obtain enough or that 60th patient level of skill?
Is this a question of the educational system process or of how hospitals, in general, are able to distribute experience in areas? Is this the markets fault? 
It concerns me that potential is a key factor this business is not taking into account and we will only begin to fix this until it’s too late. To be a human who can make this kind of work, should not be so difficult with our ratio of knowledge access/institutions versus capability to create simulations/utilize technology and other departments of expertise… What I am thinking is wax, fabric, building bodies or using those ridiculous Samsung 3D goggles or whatever– do you understand what I mean?

Thank you for the article!