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Doctor-Patient Contact Important Despite Digital Age

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In this new technological age, medical students are getting training to make sure they keep a human connection with patients.

Programs at Georgetown and Stanford University instruct doctors when to look up from their computers, i-Pads or smartphones and have a conversation with patients.

Doctors are also instructed to put away gadgets when they don't need them and face their patient.