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WE'D BE WISE TO LISTEN TO MEDICAL STUDENTS

That the departing citizen has all the answers for the community left behind was underscored in the specious and disingenuous recommendations offered by Dr. Peter Lance in his June 17 letter to The News. While he was very specific in his views for the medical training here, his salient omission was the fact that he has already taken a new position out of town.

I am unsure why he neglected to reveal his reasons for leaving Buffalo, and the fact that he had not been exposed to the culture of Erie County Medical Center or its teaching ethos. But one can only be appalled by his arrogance and cavalier attitude as his bus departs.

I have worked at ECMC for 27 years; and for the past 20 years have taught third-year medical students in a variety of capacities. Even the most casual survey of the medical students would reveal where their most significant learning occurs. I strongly urge the reading public and medical decision makers to heed the recommendations rooted in the student experience.

STEVEN H. NOYES, M.D.

Williamsville

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