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

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

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Johanna Shapiro, PhD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20775
Date Posted: 
01/23/2012
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
01/23/2012
Abstract: 

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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Conflict of Interest Disclosure (please follow our disclosure policies below): 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Elizabeth O'Toole, MSPH eotoole@uci.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Johanna Shapiro. A Guide to Developing A Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) Program. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20775