Legal Methods for Medical Professionals: Implementing a Medical School Rotation in the Law School to Promote Greater Cooperation and Understanding between the Professions
14 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2018
Date Written: 2012
During the past decade, I taught basic principles of health law and bioethics to both law students and medical students, but in separate settings. Both sets of students are bright, eager learners, but I found a lack of trust and heightened sense of competition between the two. This is something I wanted to change - or at least I wanted to be a part of a change that could lead to greater cooperation and better relations between the two professions. Thus, the idea of the joint course was born to combat the lack of mutual understanding that begins early in the professional education process, where there is little to no opportunity for meaningful dialogue or debate between medical and law students.
Keywords: Legal education, medical education, bioethics
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