First Trainees: The Golden Anniversary of the Early History of Telemedicine Education at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard (1968–1970)

@inproceedings{Weinstein2020FirstTT,
  title={First Trainees: The Golden Anniversary of the Early History of Telemedicine Education at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard (1968–1970)},
  author={Ronald S. Weinstein and Michael J. Holcomb and Elizabeth A. Krupinski and Rifat Latifi},
  year={2020}
}
Recently, interest in creating curriculum in telemedicine for medical students, nurses, and most other health professionals has spiked because of the healthcare industry’s rapid shift to providing care via telemedicine as a means of infection control due to the Covid-19 pandemic [1, 2]. This commentary describes the initial medical student and resident training in telemedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) a half century ago. 

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