Future Doctors – 2018

From J D Faccinetti – Cofounder.  This is a group of first-year medical students from the  UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP).  I had the pleasure, as I’ve done every year since 2012, to meet them and talk about acromegaly.  These student review a case of Acromegaly based on a real case, largely based on my symptomatic and diagnostic experience.  They get a chance to meet with me and ask questions.  I get the opportunity to present our (PWN) mission and ideas on how to improve early diagnosis and quality of life.

We think, just as the professors at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP), that when you expose young medical students to real cases and they can interact with real patients, they will never forget it. And, when they become physicians, chances are they will never miss the signs of the disease or not recognize a patient with the unmistakable characteristics of a person with acromegaly. The JMP innovative Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach – read about the JMP here – focuses on deliberate scenarios crafted from real cases to expose students to different conditions very early in their careers.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet such outstanding young medical students and are encouraged to continue to develop our medical school communication initiatives.  If you’d like to learn more please get in touch by email at info@pituitaryworldnews.org



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