As a college student, I did my "year" of organic chemistry during summer term in between freshman and sophomore years. That was a smart move for me, because it let me concentrate entirely on "Orgo" and nothing else. I made a notebook of different reactions concepts during the course, which helped me grasp the concepts, and I found that being a chess player was helpful figuring out to synthesize a target molecule during tests. My mother was a chemistry major, and she taught chemistry in high school; so, doing well in any chemistry class was a priority for me. I went on to complete a combined B.S.-M.S. in Biochemistry in 4 years, and later went to medical school.
The new MCAT requirements, which add Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, along with general statistics to other scientific prerequisites have shifted some of the first year courses to the undergraduate course load. If you are going to do clinical medicine, I can understand some physicians frustration with doing organic chemistry, but knowing organic chemistry is also learning experience in understanding a scientific vocabulary of different pharmaceutical compounds. I think most physicians should learn generic drug names rather than trade names, but most physicians never take the time to understand a drug's chemical structure. If you are a research physician in academia, one can use basic science knowledge regularly, since you are in uncharted territory. Most new pharmaceutical compounds are going to be biomolecules rather than organic chemicals synthesized in the lab.
I have taken some of the online courses available through edX and Coursera, which was revealing to me in what has changed in General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, but Organic Chemistry has plateaued somewhat in new knowledge. Organic Chemistry lab has changed with the use of NMR and other spectroscopy methods for identifying unknowns rather the qualitative tests you would find in Shriner-Fuson.
Although it may seem strange, I think that some form of computer/IT literacy is going to become a survival skill in medicine, if only for documentation. I think taking typing in high school has helped me as much as any other course in college during my clinical career. Should a physician has some form of web programming literacy for the future as part of his communication skills. That may be as valuable as a fluency in organic chemistry or even biochemistry.