I'm actually not talking about the incompetent doctors more so ones that maybe at one time was a great doctor but after learning so much, think they don't need to learn anymore. Things are constantly changing. And an intelligent person knows you never stop learning. As for "Google University", ( I liked that, lol) I can give you a good example were that helped me. 7 year's ago I got diabetes and pancreatitis. Only found out because I thought I was getting the flu. I went to my regular doctor and he diagnosed it. But that's basically all he could do. I basically had to do my own research to learn and find a diabetic specialist. I probably know more about diabetes and pancreatitis than probably 75% of doctors that aren't specialist. I also had a heart doctor that I was sent to for test ( he was considered a top surgeon in the country) and he about killed me by prescribing me medicine that can kill some one with pancreatitis. Argued with me about it until I showed him proof.
You can substitute doctor for any other lable.
One of my favorite sayings. "The first sign of intelligent is the need to learn, the first sign of ignorance is the need to learn no more."
Ps. Sorry if rambling, I am on pain meds from a procedure done yesterday and hopefully this all made a little sense.