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In which areas can medical education be improved upon for better patient outcomes?

02/24/2011


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Posted by: Anthony Hinnant on March 1 2011, 8:37 pm
What is a better patient outcome, and how can it be measured? If outcomes include patient and family perception of the therapeutic experience, then incorporating formal ethics and communication training into all 4 years of the med school curriculum, as well as GME, is essential.
Posted by: Jon Bowersox on March 21 2011, 2:00 am
pain and palliative care, for sure.
Posted by: Scott Strassels on May 11 2011, 2:44 pm
Medical Education could be improved if you get students into the hospitals faster. Many medical students and doctors say that they learned almost everything they know from being on the wards especially during residency. Also, placing medical students in the shoes of patients will greatly increase the empathy they have for those problem patients. Several movies including "The Doctor" (1991 film) discuss this element. Greater empathy may afford better patient care. Better patient care hopefully means better patient outcomes.
Posted by: Muthuramanan Rameswaran on May 11 2011, 7:29 pm
Great.
Posted by: jaffa on June 23 2012, 6:57 am
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