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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31820ee964
Letters to the Editor

Helping New Students Become Medical Professionals: What Medical Schools Can Do

Kanter, Steven L. MD

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Vice dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and editor-in-chief, Academic Medicine; kanter@pitt.edu.

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In Reply:

I thank Dr. Azer and Dr. Al-Nassar for raising important points about the roles of curriculum, assessment, and institutional culture in pursuing a comprehensive approach to professionalism. And I thank them for encouraging me to consider these issues in future editorials. The journal continues to be interested in publishing articles—like the ones cited by Dr. Azer and Dr. Al-Nassar—that have the potential to advance thinking and practice to help future physicians achieve the highest ideals of the profession of medicine.

Steven L. Kanter, MD

Vice dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and editor-in-chief, Academic Medicine; kanter@pitt.edu.

© 2011 Association of American Medical Colleges

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