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Letter: Literature Should Be a Medical School Admissions Requirement

A physician argues in favor of a new approach to medical education.
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Why Doctors Should Read Fiction

Updated on August 15 at 3:15 p.m. ET

Last week, Sam Kean wrote about a new paper in Literature and Medicine. The paper, he explained, argues that “certain literary exercises can expand doctors’ worldviews and make them more attuned

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