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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2008, Volume 10, Number 7: 425-482.

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July 2008 Contents

Sex and Gender in Medicine

Ethics Poll

During a strenuous game of volleyball you fall and twist your ankle. It is swollen and you cannot put any weight on it. When your friends take you to the ER, your preference is for a physician who is:
Because of training requirements and obligations to patients, staff scheduling of residents must be done with as much information as possible about planned future absences. For this reason, residency program directors ought to be allowed to ask applicants of both sexes about their plans for starting a family during residency training.
The number of hospitals and centers devoted to the care of women is on the rise. Which of the following best describes your thoughts about this trend?

From the Editor

Sex, Gender, and Why the Differences Matter
Jennifer Tseng
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:427-428.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Patient Requests for a Male or Female Physician
Commentary by Muhammad Waseem, and Aaron J. Miller
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:429-433.

Gender Stereotypes in Pain Diagnosis
Commentary by Andreea L. Seritan and Scott M. Fishman
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:434-438.

Sex Discrimination in Selection for Residency
Commentary by James Nuovo
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:439-443.

Journal Discussion

Closing the Gender Gap in Medical Journal Publishing
Allison Grady
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:444-446.

Clinical Pearl

Managing Somatization Disorder
Robert McCarron
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:447-452.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Bias against Pregnant Medical Residents
Kristin Pulatie
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:453-456.

Policy Forum

Social Determinants of HIV Risk in Women
Claire Pomeroy
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:457-464.

Medicine and Society

Women in Medicine: Recognition and Responsibility
Roberta Springer Loewy
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:465-468.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Narrative

The Worlds of Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Amy G. Lehman
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:469-471.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Why "Women's Health"?
Kay Nelsen
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:472-473.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:474-480.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:481-482.