Making a Difference
In their own words, medical students relate why The Patients as Teachers Project is an invaluable experience:
“The Patients as Teachers Project allowed me to see the patient as a whole person, from how her illness affected her daily activities to hearing her hopes and fears. I think this is the type of experience every aspiring doctor should have.”
“This is a learning experience I will never forget. The lessons I learned from my patient will follow me in my practice and in my life.”
“It gave me the chance to see what it is like to live with a chronic, lifelong illness and to rely on physicians support.”
“Our best textbooks at the most can only give a technical breadth to the relationship of illness and patient, but only through The Patients as Teachers Project have I encountered the emotional, spiritual, and financial breadth.”
“…no textbook could replace such an experience.”
In the film below, students discuss the lessons they’ve learned in telling their patient’s stories through the filming and editing process.