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Tailoring Medical School to Cultural Difference

Medical residents at Columbia University Medical Center in New York are learning all about the surrounding community of Dominicans and other Latinos by visiting their homes, bodegas and botanicas. It's part of a growing movement in medical schools to teach young doctors how to understand patients who come from a different culture.

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