Learning Objectives     


Program goals and student learning objectives:

  • enhanced understanding of patient perspectives and increased empathy1
  • enhanced confidence in communication and clinical skills1
  • more positive attitudes towards marginalized or underserved populations1
  • heightened interest, motivation, and desire to effect change in the health care system1
  • improved appreciation for the complex role of the surgeon in the care for patients
  • contribute to the learning and practice of compassionate and socially responsible care


Reference and Further Reading
  1. Towle A, Godolphin W. 2015. Patients as Teachers: Promoting their Authentic and Autonomous Voices. The Clinical Teacher, 12: 149-154.