How will the health professionals of the future be trained? The new Hofstra Medical School has taken the standard medical curriculum and stood it on its head. Students are taught to work together - that being a doctor is not like being a superstar fighter pilot. It's like being a member of the pit crew of a racing team. On the first day of school, instead of attending lectures, students head out in ambulances to work in the poorest of neighborhoods to take care of patients and learn about the communities in which they live. When students go into the classroom, these experiences will inform their medical education. In Long Island, at the Hofstra School of Medicine, filmmaker David Grubin (the son of a general practitioner) profiles students who are learning how to work in teams to apply the science of medicine to individual patients, emphasizing the human dimension - trust and empathy - in medical care.
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Length: 26 minutes