The Clinical Specialist

TitleThe Clinical Specialist
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsStanford Biodesign, Stanford University,
PublisherStanford Biodesign, Stanford University
AbstractAs a fellow-in training in Electrophysiology at your medical center, you observe that that a "clinical specialist" employed by a company who makes medical devices frequently attends surgeries where these devices are being implanted in a patient and gives advice during the implantation procedure. You consider that the "clinical specialist" is acting in place of the fellow in some of these cases, and that you might be missing out on some important training by not being allowed to scrub in on these procedures. Also, you worry that the presence of the company's clinical specialist might influence what brand of device is used in these procedures. What should you do?
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