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March 20, 2013

Professionalism in Graduate Medical Education

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas (lavi.oud@ttuhsc.edu).

JAMA. 2013;309(11):1110-1112. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.1669

To the Editor: In their recent Viewpoint, Dr Arora and colleagues1 described the values of physicians trained prior to the era of duty-hour restrictions as “nostalgic professionalism”2 and lamented the behaviors of present-day residents arising from the conflict between nostalgic professionalism and mandated regulation. The authors argued that “a new professionalism must be advanced.”

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