Many Spanish-speaking patients tell Katherine Hughey, M.D., that being able to talk to a doctor in their native language creates a special level of trust. Hughey says patients will often come to clinic visits with communications related to their health that are written in English, but which they wish to discuss with her in Spanish.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Conference on Medical Student Education drew family medicine educators and learners from across the country. A large number of faculty, fellows, residents and medical students from the University of Medicine participated in the inspiring conference in New Orleans.
Ethan Sperry, an M.D./Ph.D. fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School, participated in the January 2022 Disability Health Elective, which is a two-week elective course designed for third- and fourth-year medical students.
Medical students will learn about best practices for communication and caring for patients with disabilities and provide meaningful experiences through rotations among clinics specializing in disability-based care for specific populations.