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December 22/29, 2004

Medical Education and Chronic Disease

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(24):2974-2976. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.2974-c

To the Editor: In discussing how medical education must prepare students to meet the challenge of chronic disease management, Dr Holman1 enumerates 7 areas in which students should gain proficiency in order to adequately address chronic disease. This list has 2 significant omissions: inspiring students to become advocates for underserved patients and teaching students how to be culturally competent.

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