A lesson on life’s end: How one college class is rethinking doctor training

By Shayla Love @shayla__love

Photos by Alice Proujansky for STAT
December 7, 2016

A new class at Columbia University envisions something different. The class, called Life at the End of Life, places students with medical aspirations — before they even apply to medical school — with patients at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC), a nursing home in Harlem. The students enter the doors of the clinic knowing that their patients will not get better, and likely never leave.

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