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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. April 2007, Volume 9, Number 4: 257-329.

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April 2007 Contents

Professional Development in Medical School

Ethics Poll

Do you prefer that your primary physician wear the traditional white doctors' coat during office visits rather than business or casual dress?
You visit a new primary care doctor to discuss your hypoglycemia. The new doctor confides that he, too, has hypoglycemia. Which of the following most accurately describes your reaction to that information?
>Has a physician ever apologized to you for anything (e.g,, a medical error, not fitting you in for an office visit earlier before your cold turned into pneumonia, a long wait in the office or clinic waiting room)?

From the Editor

Reflections on the Role of the Professionalism Curriculum in Medical School
Miriam Fishman, Alfred Garfall and Justin Michael Thomas
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:259-261.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Fudging an Answer during Clinical Rounds
Commentary by Jaclyn H. Bonder
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:262-265.

Observing Boundaries in Conversations with Patients
Commentary by David Stevens and Felice Aull
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:266-273.

The Many Functions of Clinical Rounds
Commentary by Mary Ann Hopkins
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:274-276.

Self-Interest versus Friendship in Medical School
Commentary by Deirdre Masterton
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:277-279.

Journal Discussion

Early Evidence of Unprofessional Behavior Found in Medical Student Records
Thomas LeBlanc
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:290-294.

Medical Education

Medical Student Professionalism Education at New York University School of Medicine
Autumn Lynn Edenfield
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:280-284.

The State of Medical Education Research
Adina Kalet
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:285-289.

Clinical Pearl

Hyperkalemia: Newer Considerations
Amar D. Bansal and David S. Goldfarb
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:295-299.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

"I'm Sorry" Laws and Medical Liability
Flauren Fagadau Bender
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:300-304.

Medicine and Society

What Society and Medicine Want--for Themselves and from Each Other
Frederic W. Hafferty
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:305-309.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Is "No-Fault" the Cure for the Medical Liability Crisis?
Responses by David E. Seubert, Laurie T. Cohen and Jason M. LaFlam
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:315-321.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

The Doctor's White Coat--an Historical Perspective
Mark S. Hochberg
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:310-314.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:322-326.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:327-329.