November 28, 2022 by
Janet Essman Franz
Ana Homick '25 listens as Amy Winkler, R.N., talks to a patient. (photo: Andy Duback)
Each year, Larner College of Medicine second-year medical students participate in a nurse-shadowing activity during the advocacy module in the Professionalism, Communication and Reflection (PCR) course. PCR aims to cultivate the habit of communicating with peers and colleagues about difficult subjects, says course director Stephen Berns, M.D., associate professor and director of education for palliative medicine. Learn about the impact this experience had on a group of Class of 2025 medical students who recently shadowed nurses working in the neurology and specialty surgery units at the UVM Medical Center.
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