Discussion: Bioengineering Education
Paul raised the question of the multidisciplinary team and asked for comments on its size and breadth of discipline. Schuetz suggested that there was sufficient collaboration between medicals and paramedical staff but the lack was in the scientific education of the clinical people to allow them to interact with scientists and engineers. Both the medical and scientific disciplines needed training in intercommunication. Stimson felt that, with the development of high technology for clinical use, the doctor as traditional team leader was at risk since he could not ask appropriate questions of the other members of the team. Perhaps computer-aided diagnosis systems were needed to assist the doctor to make the best use of the technology. This left, however, the question of who was team leader.
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