This JAMA Professionalism article uses the hypothetical case of a faculty member who humiliates a medical student to examine professional behavior among medical educators and options for handling mistreatment of students.
The overall prevalence of depressive symptoms among medical students in this study was higher than that reported in the general population, which underscores the need for effective preventive efforts and increased access to care for medical students.
Survey responses from internal medicine residency program directors reported large variation in implementation of recommended handoff techniques and educational strategies to teach handoffs in internal medicine training programs. [ Ja.ma Link ]
Among patients admitted to internal medicine services in 10 Veterans Affairs hospitals, end-of-rotation transition in care was associated with significantly higher in-hospital mortality in an unrestricted analysis that included most patients, but not in an alternative restricted analysis. [ Ja.ma Link ]
A review and analysis of nearly 200 studies involving 129,000 medical students in 47 countries found that the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms was 27 percent, that 11 percent reported suicidal ideation during medical school, and only about 16 percent of students who screened positive for depression reportedly sought treatment. [ Ja.ma Link ]
As research practice changes, new challenges emerge and guidelines need to be adapted. The changes in the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences’ (CIOMS) International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans reflect an international effort to provide well-reasoned answers to these challenges.