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Virtual Mentor. December 2003, Volume 5, Number 12.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Professionalism in Medical Education.

Anne Bertkau is a third-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine. She graduated from AmherstCollege in 1999, and is considering a career in an oncology-related field.

Jaclyn Halpern is a third-year medical student at NYU . She worked for 2 years on curriculum development and educational programming there.

Mary Ann Hopkins, MD, is an attending surgeon at New York University Medical Center. She is also the director of the surgery clerkship.

Hillary Johnson has a PhD in immunology and will be graduating from medical school at Washington University in St Louis in May 2004. She plans to pursue a future career as an academic dermatologist.

Ari Laura Kreith is a New York-based theater director specializing in contemporary drama and new music theater. She recruits and trains standardized patients.

Gregory Lopez is a fourth-year medical student at the NYU School of Medicine. He attended Harvard University as an undergraduate and
served 4 years in the US Army Medical Service Corps prior to medical school.

Jerome Lowenstein, MD, has been on the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine for 40 years. He is a professor of medicine and chief of the Edward C. Franklin Firm, in the teaching service of the NYU Department of Medicine. He is the director of NYU's Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education program.

Mary Oliver is a fourth-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology.

Eileen Rattigan, MD, is the chief medical resident responsible for medical student education at NYU. She received a BA in biochemistry at Wellesley College before earning an MS in biochemistry and an MD from NYU School of Medicine.

Melvin G. Rosenfeld, PhD, has been a faculty member at NYU School of Medicine for almost 20 years. He teaches gross anatomy, embryology, and cell biology. Dr. Rosenfeld is director of the histology course for first-year medical students.

Stephen Ross, MD, is clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and the director of Bellevue Dual Diagnosis Training Unit. He is associate director for addiction fellowship training, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Rachel Sackrowitz is a fourth-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine. She received a BA in psychology from Amherst College and plans to begin her training in internal medicine next year.

David Stern, MD, PhD, is associate professor of internal medicine and medical education at the University of Michigan in the Division of General Medicine and works at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He is currently on sabbatical in New York as a fellow of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the China Medical Board.

Kenneth M. Sutin, MD, is a full-time anesthesiologist, specializing in neuroanesthesiology and critical care at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He is the director of medical student education for anesthesiology.

Sanjay Yadla is a third-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at George Washington University in 1999 and earned an MPH at Yale University School of Public Health before enrolling in medical school.

Amy Young is a third-year law student at DePaul University College of Law. She also works in the Health Care Practice Group at Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, PC.

Acknowledgment

The editors would especially like to thank Adina L. Kalet, MD, our advisor for the past 3 years, for providing unending support, encouragement, and guidance as we put together this first-ever student-edited Virtual Mentor issue.

Issue Editors

Deirdre Coyle Masterton is a fourth-year medical student at NYU and one of the founding members of the Professional Development Committee there. Deirdre graduated from Washington & Lee University with a biology degree in 2000 and looks forward to a career in obstetrics and gynecology.

Margaret Horlick is a fourth-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in internal medicine. She graduated from Oberlin College with a major in mathematics and a minor in history. Margaret is one of the co-founders of the Professional Development Committee at NYUSOM.

Chris Jones is a fourth-year medical student at NYU School of medicine and a founder of the NYU Professional Development Committee.
He plans on pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery.


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