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How do you learn hands-on medical skills during a pandemic?

Clad in masks, face shields, and gloves, a dozen students in Northeastern’s physician assistant program begin to pore over each other’s hands, arms, neck, and scalp—their first hands-on practice conducting skin examinations. Six more students begin the same process without all the protective equipment; their patients are family members, friends, and partners, and their exam spaces are living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices.