Letters

Simulation, Chinese herbs and a career studying killers

Simulation, Chinese herbs and a career studying killers

For our cover story this issue we asked writer Jennifer Kaylin to explore the ways in which simulation is used to train physicians. Simulation techniques range from mannequins that talk, breathe and even “die,” to sophisticated computer simulators that let residents and students test their skills at intubation and colonoscopy, to actors who take on the characters—and ailments—of patients in order to teach interview skills. These techniques have become standard training tools in medicine and, as medical education increasingly emphasizes clinical skills, a new way of evaluating students and residents.We also focus on the meeting of mainstream...

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“Who among us would share?”

“Who among us would share?”

Please pass on my thanks to Ariane Kirtley for her article “Water is Life” [Yale Medicine, Winter...

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Beeson article brings back memories

I read with more than passing interest the piece by Richard Rapport, M.D., on Paul Beeson, who was...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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