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Medical Schools Change Curriculum To Adapt To Different Policies, Care Standards

Medical schools are changing to adapt to the shifting medical landscape around America by increasingly preparing students for alternative methods of care, increased demand for their services and a world where health care reform will likely soon change the landscape again, The Washington Post reports.

In Washington D.C., that means sending students to Capitol Hill to listen to the health reform debate and classes that acknowledge the shift landscape of communications and social and cultural issues. "Catering to these needs, medical experts say, could help future doctors offer preventive care first, reactionary second" (Lovenheim, 11/10).

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