Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: As Dr Cutillo suggests, many forces
have affected the practice of medicine, and those forces have compelled both
medical educators and practicing physicians to respond to the perceived conflict
between professional and business values.1
While some physicians may seek only "to position themselves most advantageously
in the new paradigm," many others continue to adhere to professional values
and behaviors. Our survey demonstrated that most schools of medicine have
incorporated in their curriculum some explicit attention to professionalism.2 We do not share Cutillo's pessimism that medical
students see no choice but to "bury their dreams." Most students now entering
medical school do so with a refreshing commitment to service.
Swick HM, Szenas P, Danoff D, Whitcomb ME. Teaching Professionalism to Medical Students—Reply. JAMA. 2000;283(2):197-198. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-283-2-jbk0112