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This Viewpoint discusses free or reduced tuition programs for medical students and the implications for diversifying the health care workforce, filling shortages in primary care specialties, improving patient access, closing the health disparities gap, and improving population health.
This study assesses whether the nature of injuries from sharps among dermatology residents is demonstrably different compared with injuries from sharps among residents in other medical and surgical specialties.
This study examines the change in matriculant sex, race, and ethnicity in US medical schools after the 2009 implementation of diversity standards from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) meant to broaden diversity among qualified applicants.
This study analyzes electronic diagnostic test ordering habits of internal medicine resident physicians at an academic medical center and during academic year 2016-2017.
This Viewpoint describes the importance of bias and heuristics to patient choices in palliative care and other types of health care.
In this narrative medicine essay, an MD-PhD candidate purssuing a graduate degree in the history of medicine uses her study of an early HIV/AIDS archive to reflect on the importance of history in contribution to a proper understanding of contemporary health care and policy and on its vital role in teaching students empathy and emotional intelligence.
In this narrative medicine essay, 2 female physicians recount uncomfortable moments during their training when patients made inappropriate comments, and they challenge teaching physicians to address such comments in real time to educate patients and defend an equitable learning environment for trainees.
This cohort study uses secondary data from archived physician resident files from before and after implementation of a competency-based medical education tool to examine the association between this tool and detection and documentation of support for residents’ deficiencies in competence.
This article reviews the benefits of using facilitated group therapy to help with stress, burnout, and wellness of surgical trainees.
This survey study identifies factors associated with professional dissatisfaction among childbearing residents in surgery.
This personal essay describes the ways in which an excessive focus on electronic health records can lead physicians to behave in ways that mimic the symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders.
This Viewpoint proposes a surgical fellowship interview match system that would precede the current fellow’s matching program, reduce the number of unproductive interviews required to achieve a match, and more efficiently pair candidates and programs.
In this narrative medicine essay, a 51-year-old physician explains her decision to quit her private practice to begin a 1-year specialty fellowship.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the feasibility of formal mindfulness-based stress reduction training among surgical trainees.
This surgical innovation article describes the use of simulation-based clinical rehearsals to help surgical teams carry out complex or high-risk surgical procedures with fewer complications.
This cohort study of surgical residency and fellowship physicians at 2 academic institutions uses technical skill scores rated by attending physicians to assess the association of trainees’ self-reported daytime sleepiness with their intraoperative skill while performing septoplasty.
This Viewpoint promotes psychological theories as a framework for faculty development that would improve resident autonomy.
This study investigates how new parent leave policies are perceived by dermatology program directors and residents.
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