Author Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To the Editor: Dr Kitsis provided no data to support her theory that college students are a threat to the patient-physician pact when shadowing in the clinic.1 By not allowing college students to shadow physicians, some students' only opportunity to see what a physician does will be eliminated—and those who really need to experience this shadowing opportunity are women and underrepresented minority and underprivileged students.
Freischlag JA. Shadowing Physicians. JAMA. 2011;305(23):2414-2416. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.789