Call for Medical Schools to Teach Students Health Policy Issues Facing Patients
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How would you like your car to be fixed by someone who had no knowledge of what it was like to drive? That's the dilemma facing medical students whose training is focused on learning about medicine in medical school, but spend practically no class time learning about the real life obstacle course of the health care system which every one of their patients must learn to navigate. An internal medicine resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, addresses this issue in a new column in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for a standardized core health policy curriculum to be collectively adopted by schools throughout the country.
Last Updated November 22, 2018