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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2009, Volume 11, Number 11: 829-926.

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November 2009 Contents

Humanizing Physician Learning

Ethics Poll

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:

From the Editor

Breaking Tradition: Changing Medical Education to Preserve the Patient-Doctor Relationship
Nneka N. Ufere
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:832-834.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

The Ethical Dilemma of Duty-Hour Reporting
Commentary by Mary E. Klingensmith and Katrina S. Firlik
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:835-841.

Can a Pass/Fail Grading System Adequately Reflect Student Progress?
Commentary by Bonnie M. Miller, Adina Kalet, Ryan C. VanWoerkom, Nicholas Zorko, and Julia Halsey
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:842-851.

Should Applicants’ Ethnicity Be Considered in Medical School Admissions?
Commentary by Will Ross
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:852-858.

Medical Education

The Winnowing Fork of Premedical Education: Are We Really Separating the Wheat from the Chaff?
Raymond G. De Vries and Jeffrey Gross
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:859-863.

The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
Ann N. Poncelet, Karen E. Hauer, and Bridget O’Brien
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:864-869.

Helping Those Who Need It Most: Medical Education Focused on Poor and Disenfranchised Communities
Charles Vega
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:870-873.

The Code Says

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinion on Resident Physician Training
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:874-875.

Clinical Pearl

Managing the Effects of Shift Work in Medicine
Holger Link and Robert Sack
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:876-881.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

When Are Residents Treated as Doctors Under the Law?
Kristin E. Schleiter
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:882-885.

Policy Forum

Nurturing Leaders for an Environment of Change
Paul Rockey and Daniel Winship
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:886-890.

Development of a 3-Year Undergraduate Primary Care Curriculum
Richard A. Ortoski and Richard M. Raymond
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:891-895.

Medicine and Society

Medical Education Meets Health Care Reform
Jordan J. Cohen
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:896-899.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Narrative

Learning Bedside Medicine
John Kugler and Abraham Verghese
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:900-903.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Is an MD Enough?
Leana S. Wen
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:904-908.

A Toolkit for Practical Medical Ethics
Douglas Brown
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:909-914.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:915-922.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:923-926.