Learning Bedside Manner By Horsing Around

For two hours on Friday afternoons, medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine meet at a ranch just outside of Tucson, Arizona, to learn horsemanship exercises. Through these exercises, the students also learn something even more valuable -- more effective bedside manners.

Think of it as horse whisperer meets brain surgeon, explained Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., head of the UA Department of Surgery, when describing his unique way of teaching medical stud

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