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Medical schools improving obesity relations

Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 06:46 PM EST

Medical schools are working to improve their doctor patient relations, to curb the alleged negative view doctors have of overweight patients.

“I don't think overall as a whole we're trained very well in how to properly communicate with patients,” Doctor Trace Curry a weight loss surgeon said.

Medical colleges at George Washington University, Wake Forest University, and The University of Cincinnati are among several around the country raising future doctor’s awareness about their own attitudes before they’re in the exam room.

First year medical student Lisa Rickley is learning to work with obese patients in a different way.

“There are any number of social, economic, and family circumstances that play a role,” Rickley said.

 

 

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