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Newell G et al, Listening to Music; Teaching Medical Humanism, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 714-719 Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University


Newell G et al, Listening to Music; Teaching Medical Humanism, Acad Med, 2003; 78: 714-719

Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University

This is a fun article to read - similar to Art and Medicine - it has a great outline of musical pieces that are relevant to medicine and how they are discussed. Only 36% of residents thought it would make them a better doctor (you could say - wow - 36% felt they would be better doctors for this - also) - but 94% enjoyed the experience and 70% felt they developed insight into the patient's world.

(Do you think these types of experiences should be part of every third year curriculum? SM)

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