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Professional and Moral Development in Medical Students: The Ethics of Caring for Patients
Trans Amer Clin Clim Assoc (1998)
  • William T. Branch, Jr. Md, MACP, Emory University
Abstract
The young physician-in-training faces arduous tasks. Knowledge must be absorbed, and skills must be mastered. But, becoming a physician is a moral as well as an intellectual task. The attitudes and values that a young physician adopts will determine the way he or she practices, and be equally as important as intellectual and technical proficiency. Physicians-in-training are young adults. They have emerged from adolescence into adulthood, hopefully with a firm image of themselves and a self-awareness of their values and inner feelings.
Keywords
  • Moral Development,
  • Medical Students,
  • Professional
Publication Date
1998
Citation Information
William T. Branch. "Professional and Moral Development in Medical Students: The Ethics of Caring for Patients" Trans Amer Clin Clim Assoc Vol. 109 (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_t_branch_jr/14/