AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2001, Volume 3, Number 10.

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Reconnecting to Essential Ideals

One of the challenges the profession faces in shaping medicine's future, presented as part of VM's two-year commemorative issue.

Reconnecting to Essential Ideals seeks to express what motivates individuals to enter medicine and then to examine how the best of those motivations can be preserved or recovered as one's career progresses.

Through the Student's Eyes: Keeping the Trust - by Sam Huber
A medical student describes his training as both an experience and a relationship.

"You're Doing What?" - by Robert Davidson, MD, MPH
A physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, Davis, reflects on his decision to work as an area medical officer in Eastern Africa for the U.S. Peace Corps.


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