Explanations of basic medical information by students: what lay people find effective
Department of Cell Biology; Meyers Primary Care Institute
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; *Communication; *Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; *Students, Medical; United States
Health Services Research | Primary Care
During basic science courses, medical students are often required to explain complex scientific and medical information to faculty and to each other as they study and complete examinations. Later, as physicians, these students will often be in the position of explaining similar, complex information to patients. By practicing how to explain medically relevant basic science information to lay people (potential patients) early in their training, students may gain valuable skills and preparation for their future roles as physicians.
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Citation: Acad Med. 2001 Oct;76(10 Suppl):S39-41.