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A Piece of My Mind
May 21, 2008


Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2008;299(19):2255-2256. doi:10.1001/jama.299.19.2255

He is a visiting medical educator from abroad, a research maven, a family doc, a family man. I know this because we have already exchanged family photographs as a means of introduction. These are our resumes, the stuff of which we are most proud, and this is a warm and friendly way to jump-start our research collaboration in narrative medicine. We are both privileged to be teaching in a “Doctoring” course for first- and second-year medical students that integrates student-generated narratives (“field notes”) on a spectrum of topics, including memorable patient encounters.