AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2009, Volume 11, Number 11.

Ethics Poll

Educating Physicians: What Counts and What Doesn’t?

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Do you think that a pass/fail (or honors/pass/fail) grading system provides medical educators with enough information about the level of knowledge and skills their students have mastered?
There is evidence that medical students' compassion for patients erodes and that they become more hardened during their medical school years and residency training. Which of the following best describes why you think this happens?
Which of the following best describes how you think medical school admissions committees should treat the ethnicity of applicants? Committee members should:
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of our readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.