Andrew Foy rejoins the Sensible Medicine podcast. We talk first about coronary artery calcium. Andrew is an expert in this area.
We have co-written our case against CAC scoring for any cause in the American Family Physician. It’s had little effect as CAC scoring is running rampant.
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The second part of our conversation centers on a big med-ed project Andrew is co-leading at Penn State. He calls it Argue-to-Learn.
The idea is to expose pre-clinical students to the value of civil debate.
Here is their paper: Student Perceptions of a New Course Using Argumentation in Medical Education
Here is a quote:
The absence of argumentation (i.e., a productive exchange of opposing views aimed at improved understanding of a given issue) in medical education may leave physicians susceptible to medical marketing, and incapable of both resolving industry claims and adapting to changing paradigms.
Gosh. Gosh. Double Gosh, this is an exciting effort. Listen to Andrew explain.