Another great blog post by Dr. Shock about Medical Education, this time he writes about a recent study on the "informal" curriculum during medical school and the impact it has on medical education published in Academic Medicine: Journal of the AAMC. It is extremely interesting how many common themes they found, this post is definitely worth a read; it shows the impact that these interactions between students and faculty have on professionalism and other professional values. Dr. Shock writes:
Recent published research studied the informal and hidden curriculum by using medical students’ critical incident narratives. Medical students were asked during their third year clerkship in internal medicine to report professional critical incidents, events that thought them something about professionalism and professional values or the lack thereof.
Really worth a read, if anything it will make you a tad bit smarter. It's really mind blowing how much politics and underlying subthemes have to do with everything.