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Can Patients Chew Gum Immediately Before Surgery?

"There has been long-standing debate about the subject of whether using gum and hard candy should be treated the same as ingesting a regular meal."

Reducing Attrition Rates: Finding True Grit

"If the word ever got out that applicants to surgery residencies are being screened for grit, you can bet that only those with high 'clueless' levels will score poorly."

Appeals Court Strips Graduate of MD Degree

"The school’s definition of professionalism in moral judgment terms was deemed appropriate and should not be separated from academic performance."

Legal Pitfalls: Proctoring, Supervising, and Coaching

"I fail to see how a proctor or coach could not intervene if she saw that a surgeon being observed was about to cut a common bile duct or remove the wrong organ."

A 17-Year-Old Boy Impersonates a Doctor

"Remarkably, no one has called this a system error. I wonder what sort of system, if any, that hospital uses to identify its personnel."

My Paper Was Published. Did Anyone Read It?

"Journals will have to adapt and become more like blogs. In the future, medical information may be disseminated by blogs and comments rather than journal articles and letters to the editor."


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Can Patients Chew Gum Immediately Before Surgery?

"There has been long-standing debate about the subject of whether using gum and hard candy should be treated the same as ingesting a regular meal."

Reducing Attrition Rates: Finding True Grit

"If the word ever got out that applicants to surgery residencies are being screened for grit, you can bet that only those with high 'clueless' levels will score poorly."

Appeals Court Strips Graduate of MD Degree

"The school’s definition of professionalism in moral judgment terms was deemed appropriate and should not be separated from academic performance."

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