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MIT Medical Wants Student Feedback

We were pleased to read The Tech's in-depth article highlighting the Medical Department's reaccreditation with commendation ["MIT Medical Receives Highest Honor With Three Year Accreditation," May 13]. While we are gratified to receive this recognition, we want to aspire students that we will not rest on our laurels.

Your article cited four students by name who had suggestions on how we can improve our performance. We contacted these students and talked to them about their concerns. They offered valuable ideas that are currently being incorporated into the department's operations.

Throughout the past year in particular, we have been seeking counsel from undergraduate and graduate students through scores of interviews and focus groups. One byproduct of these encounters has been the creation of new student health materials that will be distributed in the fall. These materials clearly reflect what students told us they want to know.

I ask that any student who wishes to offer suggestions to the Medical Department contact our patient advocate Janice McDonough at x3-4976 or e-mail us at stuplan@med.mit.edu. We want to hear from you because the most important feedback we can receive is that patients are truly satisfied and that we are responsive to their needs.

Arnold N. Weinberg

Director, MIT Medical