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A Patient's Plan to Educate Medical Students on ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects' started by Hip, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    ME/CFS patient Ryan Prior wants to take on the medical establishments and educate medical students about chronic fatigue syndrome.

    This is such a damn good idea! The ME/CFS community should have thought about this earlier!

    Everyone knows that students are much more open minded and educable, compared to professionals who have been working for decades.

    If you want to make a real impact on the future, this is always best achieved by educating the next generation.


    This medical student education project could be replicated in every city, and in every university which has a medical school, by a team of ME/CFS patients who live locally in that city or near that medical school.

    Even if medical students were given just say a total of 10 hours worth of lectures on ME/CFS at some point within their five year long medical degree, this would make a huge difference.


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  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Great having those 3 team up!
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  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    We should be campaigning about lack of medical school teaching on ME/CFS at medical schools. Till its not being buried by not even being taught about, change is far less likely to happen any time soon.
  4. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    It definitely needs to be taught --- but how to decide what is taught and who develops the material?
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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Good question
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Recently a section in a textbook was written by Peter White. Care to guess what it was about? There is a thread on it here somewhere. We need careful scientific presentations, or we get babble.
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    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    This is what CAA should have been working on ten years ago with the CDC and the NIH!!!
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