Yesterday in "The Times" a nice article was posted about the revolutionary way in which doctors will receive education about CLINICAL genetics, this time it is from NonClinical Scientists......
At the tune of 4.5 Million British Pounds!
This may work with CGCs, oh wait, they don't do much of anything in the UK system.
What about clinical geneticists?
Ok, scientists it is......
So I can just see it now.
A busy NHS practice, patients out the door, flu shot here, flu shot there and in rolls the "Scientist"
Clinician-"Oh hi, you must be the genetics guy sent from the government. Have a seat, I'll be right with you"
4 hours later
Scientist-Sitting nicely, waiting
Clinician-"Ok, lets chat over lunch"
Scientist-"Glad to be here, Let's talk about what a chromosome is"
Clinician-Scarfing down a sandwich "Ok, that was great, gotta go. I am double booked. See you in a few"
4 hours later
Scientist-Sitting Nicely, waiting
Clinician-"Sorry about that, I had a sickie and then the crazy lady....G-d where did the time go?"
Scientist-"See you tomorrow?"
Clinician-"You bet, I feel better prepared already"
As nice as this one is, I have already tried it with a clinical geneticist who actually can create billable events and see patients........ I am not so certain that going to the doctors will help as much as being on their iPhone or on a hotline.......
The Sherpa Says: When climbing the mountain for the first time, it is best to chat with someone who has been there before.....Muin and Franics, I hope you are paying attention here.