Summary:

An interesting reflective piece about when and how to show care towards learners and navigating healthy learning relationships.

Article:

Harvard Medical School student Chloe Li typically dressed in scrubs or an efficient, professional outfit as she went about learning to care for patients in the intense, year-long clerkship program where I teach.
For her capstone presentation on graduation day, though, she wore a cream-colored wrap-around dress of luscious silk, tasteful jewelry and an up-do hairstyle. She had clearly put a lot of care into these preparations. She was a knock-out.
After the presentations, I gave Chloe a huge hug and congratulated her on her top-notch delivery of ‘Cultural and Language Barriers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer.’ And, as the mother of four daughters in their 20s, I spontaneously added: “You look absolutely gorgeous tonight!”..........

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