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What Didn't They Teach You in Med School?

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The team behind Doximity News sees it all. We’ve noticed a gaping hole in medical education that results in new residents and attending physicians feeling lost as they start the next chapter of their careers. Whether it’s an introduction to loan management, how to negotiate a new contract, the basics of running a private practice, malpractice 101, what to do in an ethical quandry, tips for finding a mentor, or the most common ICD-10 codes you need to know — we want to hear it from you.

What are the practical skills they didn’t teach you in medical school? What would have been helpful to know as you entered the medical profession? Comment below!

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