There is a lot of stuff in medicine to learn, no one will ever be able to learn everything. The Fuddled Medic has a reasonably big book ok objectives to get through, some are quite specific, such as "Assess a patient's level of consciousness using the GCS." Others are not - "Describe the pathology of Parkinsons Disease"
The second objective could be answered briefly in three or four lines, alternatively a 1000 word essay could be written. What I need to know is somewhere in the middle. Increasingly the Fuddled Medic is looking through books and thinking "Do I need to know this?" I hate it when I do this but sometimes you have to
As the FM goes through these objectives he hopes that he's finding the right place to stop and draw the line, but comes exams at the end of the term he may be in for a bit of a shock. I hope I have got the balance right.
I suppose my point is that medicine should not be like this, medicine is more then jumping through hoops. And I hate having to jump through a hoop but this is what I've got to do and accept.