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Prescription for Medical Students: A Day at the Art Museum? [EOL in Art 104]

A study just published in NEUROLOGY (abstract here) shows a new way to help medical students learn about dementia – at the art museum. 

“A day at the museum might be a wise prescription for helping students become compassionate doctors and giving them a better understanding of how patients and caregivers continue their relationships and quality of life despite their diagnosis.”

“This research adds to a growing consensus about the value of museum-based arts activities in medical education. . . .  A day at the museum may well be a wise prescription, for persons with dementia and their caregivers, to be sure, but also for apprentice physicians.”

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