School of Medicine - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Docents participate in the UMKC School of Medicine Fundamentals of Medical Practice series where Year 1 and 2 students participate in physicians' clinics and hospital units to learn professional values while taking basic medical histories from real patients. The Docent meets weekly for two hours with one group of students for two years. The Docent is expected to give individual attention to students who are struggling academically or personally. Students will interview patients and discuss the interviews with the Docent. Through these interactions the Docent gets to teach students how to talk with patients about medical matters and about professional qualities as well, like altruism; humanism; honor and integrity; accountability; excellence and duty.
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