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Virtual Mentor. October 2001, Volume 3, Number 10.

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October 2001Contents

Commemorating Virtual Mentor's First 2 Years

The online monthly journal Virtual Mentor was created by the AMA's Ethics Standards Group more than 2 years ago with the aim of contributing to positive changes in medicine's ethical and professional landscape. Since September 1999, VM's editors and contributors have published articles meant to catalyze interest, invite discussion, and broaden understanding among our readers about the challenges that confront the healing profession. We built it, and, to our delight, students and teachers have come in increasing numbers to the Virtual Mentor.

This month's Virtual Mentor is part 1 of a 2-part commemorative issue celebrating the best of the Virtual Mentor. The editors have selected and solicited pieces that highlight 5 pressing challenges the profession faces in shaping medicine's future.

Challenge: Educating for Professionalism

Random Acts of Kindness: Sustaining the Morale and Morals of Professionalism
Audiey Kao
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Lessons from 30 Years of Teaching Clinical Ethics
Mark Siegler
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Renewing a Prescription for a Relative
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Challenge: Fostering Trust in the Patient-Physician Relationship

A Physician by Any Other Name
Audiey Kao
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The Trend Toward Casual Dress and Address in the Medical Profession
Sara Taub and Kayhan Parsi
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Mona, Is That You?
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Through the Student's Eyes: "But I Don't Eat Sweets"
Michael Bevins
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Virtual Mentor. 2001; 3:10.

Challenge: Caring for Poor and Vulnerable Populations

Patients at the Margins
Sam Huber
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Virtual Mentor. 2001; 3:10.

Physicians and the Obligation to Provide Charity Care
Karen Geraghty
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"Please Help Me. My Baby Is Sick and Needs Medicine."
Robert C. Davidson
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Virtual Mentor. 2001; 3:10.

Challenge: Reconnecting to Essential Ideals

Through the Student's Eyes: Keeping the Trust
Sam Huber
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"You're Doing What?"
Robert C. Davidson
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Challenge: Strengthening the Social Contract

All WoMen are Created Equal
Audiey Kao
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The Code as Expert Witness
Karen Geraghty
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Virtual Mentor. 2001; 3:10.

Through the Physician's Eyes: AMA President's Inaugural Address, 2001
Richard F. Corlin
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Virtual Mentor. 2001; 3:10.

Go to Part 2 of the commemorative issue