In 2008 I appeared as a guest on the Glenn Beck Show We discussed deadly surgical errors and…
If you are not a listener to him, (conservative discussion format),
– Beck (this one doesn’t play the guitar and doesn’t have many ideas about doing videos…)
– he had a brush with death during a flubbed surgical experience recently.
The surgeons messed up? How weird is that…!?
I am downright enthusiastic about bringing this matter more into the spotlight. We are all aware that doctors have lots of rights. The question is, “When do we begin to ask about patient rights?” (Tomorrow ask that…)
Doctors have four or more additional years of schooling beyond what most of us have received – do they deserve those rights without question?
I have discovered in talking with a number of doctors who have served on medical school admissions boards. These people make the final decisions as to who is allowed in and who is rejected into med school. I always wondered what I.Q. admissions boards were looking for – inquiring minds want to know…
Care to take a guess?
There is an exact I.Q. though I suspect no one who has served on such a committee would allow themselves to be formally quoted on this.
The I.Q. being sought is… 122.
Let me rephrase that – just 122.
I am in sync with the numerous books written by Daniel Goldman that I.Q. is a poor indicator of one’s potential in life. Perhaps the case can be made, even, that unless we mentally impaired, all of us are gifted in some way – physically, emotionally, mathematically, etc.
However when it comes to the age-old concept of I.Q. – meaning, one’s capacity to take on, assimilate information, creatively solve problems, I have this crazy idea that a surgeon who is in charge of me making it out alive from a surgery, ought to be as intelligent as me.
However, 122 is not even close to being in the “gifted” range of I.Q.
My choice: When it comes to being worked on by a surgeon, turn to someone who is at least 20 points higher than your I.Q.
Apparently, that is hard to come by these days.
Originally posted 2008-01-07 11:34:31.