Precepting Conversations in a General Medicine Clinic Anita M. Pomerantz, Jack Ende, and Frederick Erickson
Medical education in the United States has made effective use of interaction with patients only since the turn of the century. Prior to that, students were taught almost entirely by lecture (Ludmerer, 1983). What little exposure to patients students received came as amphitheater demonstrations. They learned about patients, not from and with patients.