Saturday, December 30, 2006

cancer survivors share your experiences

Su forwarded an email to me about upcoming seminars at NYU School of Medicine, where cancer survivors can talk to medical students about their experiences communicating with medical professionals. Here's the email:

Hi Laura,

Here is the info regarding the speaking opportunity with the NYU med students (from Sarah Waldman, the organizer):

NYU School of Medicine is looking for cancer patients, either current or who are in remission, who would be interested in speaking with medical students about their positive and negative experiences communicating with their doctors. The goal of the seminar is for the students to better understand the patient's perspective concerning breaking bad news and patient education.

The seminar will take place from 3-5pm on four different days, January 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th at the NYU School of Medicine at 550 First Avenue (and 32nd Street). We are looking for five patients to speak each day. There is a $20 honorarium available for participation.

This seminar is the first time the medical students will learn how to address the educational and emotional needs of patients, and it is very important to their medical education. Last year, the students really enjoyed this seminar, particularly listening to the stories of the patients who you put us in contact with.

To schedule an appointment to speak and for further info, please contact:
Sarah Waldman, Physician, Patient and Society Course Coordinator
NYU School of Medicine
T: 212-263-2131


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