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News and briefs: Professionalism gets assist from residents

Residency Program Insider, June 12, 2012

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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque presented a project poster at the Hospital Medicine 2012 conference in San Diego this April with research suggesting residents can play a lead role in professionalism, according to an article in the June issue of The Hospitalist.

Project researchers say the professionalism taught by academic medical centers lead residents to have a profound impact on a program’s professionalism, patient welfare, and the best interests of society. A survey of residents led to the development of ethical, situational vignettes to help reinforce professional standards, according to the article.

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