Medical Science Educator

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 281–282 | Cite as

Common Threads: Reflective Practice Connecting Medical Genetics Concepts Across an Integrated Curriculum

  • Shoumita DasguptaEmail author


The use of a brief in-class reflective writing exercise tied to patient sessions is described as a means to connect medical genetics content across an integrated curriculum and foster the moral and intellectual growth of the medical students.


Empathy Genomic medicine Medical genetics Medical education Horizontal integration Reflective writing 



Grateful thanks are extended to the patient guests whose sharing of their stories make this activity possible.


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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Biomedical Genetics SectionBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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