Newsmaker: Chancellor Collins on technology in medicine

August 24, 2011


Chancellor Collins
Chancellor Michael F. Collins 

In today’s Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Chancellor Michael F. Collins reflects on how technology is affecting how medical schools teach, and how medical students learn. “Today, we teach in teams, learn in teams, foster learning communities and emphasize that the care of tomorrow will be provided by many. The physician may lead the team, but the star players might be other professionals working in extended care, home health, or at nursing homes,” writes Dr. Collins. 

He also emphasizes that while technology is changing medicine for the better, it can also reduce important face-to-face contact between doctor and patient. “This means we must, more than ever, reinforce the importance of humanity and empathy throughout our curriculum,” he writes.

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