To the Editor: As fourth-year medical students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, we led discussions of ethical issues with third-year medical students. These discussions included consideration of the ethical issues that the students faced as clinical clerks1. The issues were similar to those noted by Branch et al. (Oct. 7 issue)2 and by others3. We agree, as Branch et al. emphasized, that the third year of medical school is often a time of critical incidents in the lives of students. There are additional issues, however, that should be considered. An understanding of the genesis and.
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