3 reasons premed students should take an anthropology class

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

Premed students may benefit from taking an anthropology course to better understand the nuanced social aspects of patient care, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Anthropology — or the study of humans and human behavior — can reveal a lot about the social and cultural factors that may influence patients' access to or relationship with healthcare.

Therefore, a background in anthropology can give premed students the basic skills to:

These skills will help future physicians improve patient care interactions and address some of the social issues affecting healthcare, U.S. News noted.

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