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Medical students become less empathic toward patients throughout medical school

The nationwide, multi-institutional cross-sectional study of students at DO-granting medical schools found that those students — like their peers in MD-granting medical schools — lose empathy as they progress through medical school. However, the DO (or osteopathic) students surveyed lost their empathy to a lesser degree than their MD (doctor of medicine) peers.

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