Saturday, March 22, 2008

KC Hospice Seminars

The first KC Hospice Seminar was held Saturday, March 22, 2008. Present were 5 of the best looking medical students you ever saw, complete with white coats and stethescopes. Dr. Allegre made some introductory remarks and presented two current cases.
She then led ward rounds on the patients and began a conversation which lasted about 25 minutes with each patient. The students had ample opportunity to ask the patient questions concerning their situation. They were thoughtful questions.
The patients were well selected. They readily accepted the students and were very happy to talk with them even though one of the patients was experiencing some pain.
The group then retired to a conference room and discussed freely what they had just seen and heard.
It was an amazing morning. In my opinion, this is what medical education is all about. It could not have been better. Kudos to Dr. Allegre, the students who did very well, and the patients who had much to teach. Everyone learned something valuable. I think we have got something good going here.

1 comment:

yancey23 said...

I will give $2.00 to each Locke board member who sees this and emails me.