There was a post on KevinMD that sparked my interest. It has to do with a perception that Generation Y physicians essentially want more by doing less. I agree with the observation that there is a cultural shift in how younger physicians view the practice of medicine. What’s missing in the argument are potential reasons why this may have occurred and a lack of recognition that there is also a cultural shift in how medicine is practiced in America and viewed by the public.
In my next post, I will attempt to fill in some of the blanks.