‘Teaching With The Enemy’: Med, Law Students Team Up For Mock Malpractice Cases
The project is an effort to give young doctors a taste of what a real-life courtroom will be like if they're called to the stand for a malpractice case. In other news, medical schools are starting to place more emphasis on adjusting nutrition rather than prescribing drugs.
Young Doctors, Law Students Get Taste Of Malpractice Cases In Mock Depositions
It’s hard to say who was more nervous during a recent final exam for a group of third-year students at Capital Law School: the would-be lawyers, being graded on how they questioned doctors in a mock malpractice deposition, or the young doctors, getting a taste of what it might feel like to be on the witness stand someday. A cynic might call it a meeting of natural adversaries: doctors and potential malpractice lawyers. Dr. Sarah Sams, associate director of OhioHealth Grant Medical Center’s family-medicine residency program, said some of her young docs joked about “teaching with the enemy.” But the joint exercise, done for the second time recently, has made for a more-realistic lesson, Sams said. (Edwards, 8/30)
Recipes, Not Prescriptions: A Grass-Roots Movement To Prevent Disease And Treat Illness With Food
Medical schools are placing more emphasis on nutrition education. More doctors are urging patients to revamp their eating habits. And numerous resources such as forksoverknives.com and nutritionfacts.org online have emerged in recent years to lay out the facts about the dire health risks of a poor diet and offer ample recipes to make this food-based cure seem palatable, if not delicious. (Robertson, 8/29)