A Canadian Pain Society Survey found medical students only get on average 11 hours training in pain education. A vet, however, gets on average 98 hours education. This might explain why patients are treated poorly by some doctors.
A SURVEY OF PAIN CURRICULA IN PRE-LICENSURE HEALTH SCIENCE
FACULTIES IN CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES
J. Watt-Watson RN PhD, M. McGillion RN PhD, J. Hunter BSc (PT)
Presented at CPS Meeting May 2008 Victoria
Doctors get minimal training in orthopedic and pain medicine. It shows in the amount missed and mismanaged. Animals however, in this province are the only “people” who can get a quick MRI, and help from someone who understands pain.