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Books, Journals, New Media
June 27, 2001

EducationEducating for Professionalism: Creating a Culture of Humanism in Medical Education

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Delese Wear and Janet Bickel, 215 pp, $42.95, ISBN 0-87745-741-7, Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(24):3147-3148. doi:10.1001/jama.285.24.3147-JBK0627-2-1

This thought-provoking, inspiring, and challenging book is a "must read" for all medical school administrators, faculty, staff, residents, students, and those considering a career as a physician or advising others about such a choice. Unfortunately, too much publicity and discussion continue within and beyond medical academia, primarily about Medical College Admission Test scores, passing board examinations, lack of reimbursement for patient care costs, the rise in cost of medications, malpractice suits, and increasing clinical—ie, fiscal—obligations for physician faculty, curtailing time with students and residents for demonstrating authentic professionalism.

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