* Regretting a Choice of Specialty
More than a few doctors regretted their choice of specialty; pathologists in particular seemed most likely to want a do-over.
* Wanting More Business Training
The most commonly cited gap in training was the lack of instruction in the business of medicine.
* Harassment and Other Horrors
Harassment was also mentioned frequently as an unwelcome aspect of training.”I wish I did not tolerate the bullying from overbearing academics who felt they could do what they wanted to a resident and fellow and get away with it,” griped one pain management specialist.
* Call for Rotating Internship
A call for a year of rotating internship after graduation was met with broad support. This practice, which was once nearly universal in the United States, all but disappeared in the 1970s. Many doctors felt that this kind of program is precisely what is needed to reduce the number of doctors who are unhappy with their choice of specialty.