Journal article

Medical students go back to school The Triple A journey

Smita Shah, Jessica K Roydhouse, Susan M Sawyer

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies in medical humanities show that attention to the human aspects of medicine deepens the relationship between clinicians and patients and adds social value to medical encounters. OBJECTIVE: This article describes an evidence based asthma program--the 'Triple A program'--where medical students influence adolescent health and wellbeing within the school community, rather than the consulting room. DISCUSSION: The Triple A program works effectively at giving first hand experience to future doctors on what impact can be made by education. It shows future doctors the power of social responsibility while simultaneously improving the health and wellbeing of high school students.