Medical School

For many docs, ambivalence about taking gifts starts early

For many docs, ambivalence about taking gifts starts early

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The stereotypical law student's first day is summed up as follows: Students think they are entering the field for the public good while their neighbors are in it for a hefty paycheck. A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine indicates that medical students have a similar experience and found that while students and residents felt confident they could accept gifts from the pharmaceutical industry and remain unbiased, they couldn't say the same of their peers.

Paying so docs communicate better

Paying so docs communicate better

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So I was reading this article in a publication related to improving patient-centered care. It stressed that essential to delivering that type of care would be physician/patient-centered communication skills.