Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: We appreciate the recognition by
Dr Palmer and Ms Martin that our decision to incorporate articles by medical
students into JAMA with those of all other authors addresses the "emerging
emphasis on evidence over opinion." However, our encouraging submission of
evidence-based manuscripts (as we do evidence-based practice) from all authors
does not eliminate our continued interest in publishing well-thought-out opinion
articles. We encourage submission of such manuscripts from any JAMA reader,
including medical students, and will continue to publish special communications,
commentaries, A Piece of My Mind, and poetry.
DeAngelis CD, Fontanarosa PB. JAMA and Medical Students—Reply. JAMA. 2004;292(12):1430-1431. doi:10.1001/jama.292.12.1431-a