Medical Journal

The importance of doctors sharing ideas

May 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the primary roles of a good medical journal is for doctors to share ideas. Most of the time the ideas come in the form of studies the research that drives medical care and is the subject of many of our reports. But occasionally it is a letter or an idea from a physician that is enough to gain attention. 

In this case, it is a physician from the University of Virginia School of Medicine who has a wonderful idea. 

She suggests that all medical and dental schools should develop community outreach programs and involve students during their training. This would allow future clinicians to understand the importance of volunteerism and community. 

Right now, there is a major concern that in the future this will be needed more than ever.