ERIC Number: EJ591512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Plight of Premedical Education: Myths and Misperceptions--Part I: The "Premedical Syndrome."
Brieger, Gert H.
Academic Medicine, v74 n8 p901-04 Aug 1999
Examines two myths or misperceptions associated with premedical education, that of the "premedical syndrome" (over-achieving, competitive, cynical, and narrowly focused students), and the "cutthroat medical student" (competitive to the point of undermining others). The origins of the myths, the purposes they may serve, why they persist, and why they are inaccurate are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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