What has been less well known is the extent to which pharmaceutical companies play a role in and influence medical education. Dr. Nav Persaud, a graduate of the University of Toronto's medical program, spoke out in an article, A doctor’s warning about medical education, in this morning's Globe and Mail. Dr. Persaud is to be lauded for his honesty in drawing attention to this conflict of interest issue.
Please read the article. See if you agree that it is inappropriate to have mandatory courses in medical education funded by companies with a vested interested in influencing the course material. If, like me, you would be willing to have more tax dollars directed to conflict-free medical education, please consider expressing that to your MPP. Your health may someday depend on it.