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Edwards M T; Zimet, C N
Journal of Medical Education: August 1976
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Students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine were surveyed using an inventory of problems and conerns relating to their personal and academic lives. Results were to provide a data base for improvement of their educational environment via the ecosystem design process. The survey revealed that chief among student conerns are a lack of personal freedom, excessive academic pressures, and feelings of dehumanization. A marked trend toward increasing difficulty with thoughts of having chosen the wrong profession is noted over the four class levels. The authors offer several hypotheses relating to the underlying conditions responsible for these findings and discuss their possible relation to the current malpractice insurance crisis.

Created Date: 20 October 1976; Completed Date: 20 October 1976

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