Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What They Don't Teach (Enough) in Med School: Disability Awareness

Medical students study a lot, but one thing frequently missing from their training is how to interact with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

A proven program to address that shortcoming, begun at Boston University School of Medicine, is expanding to other area schools. Operation House Call sends medical students to the homes of families with special-needs children, to get acquainted in a non-clinical setting.

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