A core challenge of medical education is preparing physicians for future learning. While this traditionally has meant confronting scientific advances, trainees also must be prepared to engage with new health care delivery models and technologies. An example is telemedicine, defined as the use of electronic communication by clinicians and patients to exchange health information. Within the scope of telemedicine are e-visits, in which a patient speaks by telephone; videoconferencing; and secure messaging with a clinician who performs a remote evaluation and prescribes medications as needed.
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