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The medical school revolution will be digitized

Today’s medical student can carry an astounding amount of reference material on their iPhone or laptop. And when they graduate they’ll be seeing patients who’ve had independent genetic testing done to determine disease risk. How do medical schools adjust their curricula to cope with these 21st century realities? Medical educators gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences yesterday to hash out answers to this question at a forum titled “Innovating and Updating the Medical School Curriculum”. At the meeting Carol Storey-Johnson, a dean for education at Weill Cornell Medical College, talked about the need to integrate biomedical science and 


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