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Self D J
Academic Medicine: March 1990
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The wide range of complex moral and ethical issues of medical school admission committees are seldom publicly acknowledged, reflected upon, analyzed, or discussed, although they are faced regularly. Three cases are presented that illustrate some of the common and unusual moral dilemmas in the admission process. These issues and several practical strategies for ethical decision making are discussed, along with their limitations and weaknesses. These practical strategies are applied to the three cases to see what solutions might be offered.

Created Date: 11 April 1990; Completed Date: 11 April 1990; Revised Date: 27 November 2001

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