A new world that demands new doctors in the fourth industrial revolution

Innovation World Economic Forum

Green Engaged and Mobile. Scribe at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama City 2014. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Victor Villa, man academic of the first year of Medicine at Santa Marcelina College (FASM). He is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.

There is an era of innovation, every now and again a new software or gadget comes from Silicon Valley to the homes of millions of people. With medicine no different, both doctors and patients are surrounded by new technologies, from applications such as MediSafe, which resemble the time, storage location and dose of a drug that can be used by a patient, to cognitive computers, Such as IBM Watson, who can analyze thousands of cases and think about the best cancer treatment for each patient.

About these innovations, physicians and the medical education will have to reinvent themselves to remain competitive in the labor market.

As Dr. Bertalan Meskó says in his books “My Health: Upgraded” and “The Guide to the Future of Medicine”, many technologies that previously only existed in science fiction films are already reality. This march towards innovation can not be stopped, technological development has become self-sustaining. This will lead to many changes in medicine as we know it.

A radiologist can not compete with a software that is capable of analyzing hundreds of exams in a much more accurate and quicker way than anybody could get. However, this does not mean that this professional will be without a job. With the optimization of the mechanical work of analyzing an examination, the same radiologist can focus on the patient and not on the patient’s problems and perform a high quality care, in the words of Hippocrates. “It is more important to know what kind of person has an illness , Than to know what kind of disease the person has. ”

However, it would be impossible to say that there would be no losses. Many doctors and students will not participate in this revolution. As stated by Emmanuel Fortes Cavalcante, 3rd Vice-President of Federal Medical Council of Brazil (FMC), in the last resolution of FMC “It is a dynamic theme, which requires continuous monitoring.” The medical professional or student must be willing to renew himself at all times.

Which does not mean that everything has to be assimilated immediately and without thinking about the consequences, that would be disastrous. However, those who remain purists will be replaced, just as many taxi drivers were when passengers started using apps like UBER and Cabify.

In this way, the attitude of the doctor and medical students is the most important. Relying solely on the knowledge and technique of medicine is no longer acceptable, any computer can store this in its hard drive.

The technology serves to assist the doctor. Currently it is no longer necessary to know all the dosages of medicines, for example, there are already applications for this, however it is required that the doctor knows the options available in the market and seek the therapy that best suits the patient. Faced with this, doctors and students who stay close to the inevitably human side of care, the patient should not be afraid of being replaced.ps all the moments.

About the author

João Victor Villa is an academic of the first year of Medicine at Santa Marcelina College (FASM). Born in 1997, always interested in the history of medicine and its progress. In 2016 he enrolled in medical school. Currently he is part of the International Federation of Medical Student Association (IFMSA) of Brazil, in the Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP). In the future we plan to work in the field of Management in Public Health, for it seeks to keep up to date on changes in the medical world.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Here are three ways Africa’s youth are defeating corruption

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into PPC’s behaviour in the Greek wholesale electricity market

European Commission kicks off major EU trade policy review

A Brussels antithesis reveals where the EU is heading

Global public-private collaboration tackles cybersecurity skills gap

Young people meet in Malta to shape the future of Europe

How should cities prepare for self-driving cars? Here’s a roadmap

In Washington D.C., Guterres signs pact with World Bank, meets US President Trump

More than 90% of the world’s children are breathing toxic air

How to make PHC a favourable career choice for medical students: Strategies and reflections

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force

‘Water-forecasting’ and fish farms fed on waste: how innovation is driving the blue economy

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

10 reasons why today’s cyber leaders are tomorrow’s world leaders

Terror attacks strike people ‘from all walks of life, the UN included’

EU Parliament approves CETA: the EU-Canada free trade deal sees the light in Trump’s gloomy era

Algorithms could give the world its first ‘born digital’ free trade agreement in Africa

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld

UN rights expert ‘strongly recommends’ probe by International Criminal Court into ‘decades of crimes’ in Myanmar

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

The EU patent space and Unified Court are born

JADE May Meeting last call for participants – join us in Zagreb

Meeting of top scientists underway to slow coronavirus spread

Impacts of COVID-19: lessons and strategies for the future

Veteran public official from Portugal elected to lead UN migration agency

Twenty days that may remold the future of Europe

EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

Commission to decide definitely on genetically modified Maize 1507 seed

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

UN police officer recognized for protecting vulnerable Somali women from abuse

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’

EU Cohesion policy: Commission and EBRD promote innovative use of data in public procurement involving EU funds

Why the 33,000 staff European Commission did not have a real contingency plan for the refugee crisis?

How can impact investors balance the green energy equation?

The Europeans back Russia-Turkey on Syria: A ‘Waterloo’ for Saudis and their Crown Prince

We can feed the world in a sustainable way, but we need to act now

Preventing the Pandemic of Mental Illness

Vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop people eating meat

Real EU unemployment rate at 10.2%+4.1%+4.7%: Eurostat Update

The Indian case: health policies need to keep pace with public health literacy

Has the EU economy truly revived from the financial crisis?

EU’s judicial cooperation arm, Eurojust, to become more effective with new rules

Re-open EU: Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU

International co-operation vital to improve integration of refugees

This new form of currency could transform the way we see money

Palliative Care: Medicine for the “Moribund”?

Lithuania finds the ways to maintain its energy security

European platform to combat homelessness is launched

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises

European Agenda on Migration: Still fragile situation gives no cause for complacency

How Hawaii plans to be the first US state to run entirely on clean energy

Fairer food supply chain: Agriculture MEPs clamp down on unfair trading

The Free World Experience Report – LGBTQI+ health on the spot

GSMA announces new keynote speakers for 2018 Mobile World Congress

How impact finance can alleviate COVID-19’s economic symptoms

The result of European Elections 2019 seals the end of the business as usual era in Brussels

How to plan your company’s future during the pandemic

UN agencies ramp up Somalia measles and polio campaign

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

Syria: Thousands of children ‘hemmed in’ by ‘brutal and gratuitous’ spike in violence

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s