Special Reports

February 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Today’s med students learn to connect with patients

Until recently, medical education had changed very little. The focus was on learning the science of the systems, treating problems and observing others. In the past decade and in the next, we’re seeing a shift toward patient-centered learning, prevention, simulation training and evidence-based, cost-effective medical practices. Today’s graduates are knowledgeable, compassionate, confident and trained to connect with their patients.

Focusing on the person

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