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Teaching Doctors the Art of Negotiation by Dhruv Khullar New York Times, January 24, 2014
“Doctors negotiate every day, with patients, their families, other physicians and insurance companies — sometimes dramatically, often imperceptibly. Recognizing the importance of communication skills, medical schools are starting to offer communication training for students — and it seems to be paying off. Law, business and public policy schools all offer classes in negotiation, recognizing the interdisciplinary and interdependent nature of their professions. Isn’t it time medical schools did, too?”