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A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program


A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Johanna Shapiro, PhD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This step-by-step guide offers a roadmap for developing and starting a medical readers' theater (MRT) program.  MRT at UC Irvine School of Medicine is presented as a model for bringing together older adults and third-year medical students in order to share their perspectives on various health-related topics. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. To provide an overview of a medical readers' theater (MRT) program;
  2. To identify and describe the components of an MRT experience; and
  3. To recognize the value of MRT and its impact on the medical education of future physicians.
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Dr. Johanna Shapiro. A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: