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September 10, 2008

Participation in and Perceptions of Unprofessional Behaviors Among Incoming Internal Medicine Interns

JAMA. 2008;300(10):1132-1134. doi:10.1001/jama.300.10.1132

To the Editor: Medical educators and the public are increasingly concerned about threats to physician professionalism.1 However, little is known about unprofessional behaviors among incoming internal medicine interns. This study assessed participation in and perceptions of unprofessional behaviors among entering medicine interns at the University of Chicago Medical Center and 2 independent residency programs affiliated with Northwestern University at the time of the survey.

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