A medical student honor code

  • Gabbay D
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Abstract

The integration of an honor code in medical school curricula might be a means to enhance the moral education of medical students. In recent years, the subject of medical ethics has seen a rebirth; not only is the literature replete with material but the training of physicians is centered in no small way upon the inculcation of a core set of values that will accompany students throughout their careers. However, medical ethics as currently taught remains abstract and, often, intangible for young physicians in training. This article will address the means by which the use of an honor code in modern medical schooling might foster a more virtuous and ethical individual and, in turn, physician.

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  • D. S. Gabbay

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