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Wednesday night at the clinic

As schools around the country rethink medical education and look for ways to enhance clinical experiences for students, the Wednesday Evening Clinic can look back on almost three decades of a unique experiment [“Learning for the Long Run,” Spring 2001]. Since the mid-1970s about 15 students each year have enjoyed a rare opportunity in medical school—the chance to see the same patient over and over again—and learned how to manage long-term clinical care. Working under the supervision of attending physicians, medical students interview patients, conduct physical exams, make diagnoses and recommend treatment.For G. Morris Dillard, M.D., Ph.D., who founded the clinic, the clinic’s value is not in the information...

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