COVID-19 Pandemic Partnership Between Medical Students and Isolated Elders Improves Student Understanding of Older Adults' Lived Experience

The authors evaluated a program in which medical students spoke with seniors by phone during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent isolation and loneliness in this population. The results showed that medical students’ perceptions of older adults were positively influenced, and they were more likely to pursue a career involving this age group after participating. Older adults also valued the program.
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