Program Allows Med Students To Be Nursing Home Residents
A program in New York allows medical students to live for a short period of time as a resident in a nursing home. Participants are given a "diagnosis" of an illness and are expected to live as does someone with that ailment. Geriatric specialists hope the program and other similar programs will help generate interest in the profession, which recently has seen significant shortages.
- "Experiencing Life, Briefly, Inside a Nursing Home" (Zezma, New York Times, 8/24).