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Tony Sanfilippo

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 15:56

Hello Steve, and thanks for posting this. I think you make some important points about providing truly patient-centred care, and about the nature of the doctor-patient relationship. Hearing it from a very busy department head makes it all the more significant for our students. In our school, the First Patient Program provides them get the opportunity to meet with patients in their homes which, I believe, gives them some appreciation of the insights you outline in your article. I would hope that those who do Integrated Community Clerkship experiences have similar opportunities depending on the practice patterns of their preceptors. I think a very cogent case could be made for making home visits an expectation - certainly something for our curriculum committee to consider. Thanks again.

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Tony Sanfilippo
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