SURELY, SURELY NOT!
The Witch Doctor never, never, ever, has come across a qualified doctor (medical practitioner) who does not know the whereabouts of the femur (assuming, of course, it is still attached to the patient).
Lack of knowledge of the whereabouts of the foramina of the skull – yes.
The femur – no.
All qualified medical practitioners know the whereabouts of the femur.
All of them.
CHECK OUT THE FEMUR!
If The Witch Doctor came across a health care professional unsure of the whereabouts of the femur, The Witch Doctor would assume that health care professional was not a qualified medical practitioner, whether or not they looked like a doctor, dressed like a doctor, called themselves a doctor, or behaved like a doctor.
If a qualified medical practitioner truly did not know the whereabouts of the femur, The Witch Doctor would assume the individual was in the midst of some kind of psychiatric crisis and required help, or the conversation was taking place in a non English speaking nation.
Patients should not be given the impression that doctors do not know the location of this major long bone.
However, this clip does raise some valid questions regarding problem based learning (PBL) and whether the acquisition of “soft” skills such as communication are now being emphasised to the detriment of “solid” medical training.
And this is certainly worth debating.
a red apple ……………………
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