Is medicine altruistic? A query from the medical school admissions office Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Altruism
  • Career Choice
  • Communication
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • School Admission Criteria
  • Schools, Medical

abstract

  • By probing for evidence of clinical sympathy, the medical school interviewer may be able to verify whether the applicant's claims of altruism are authentic. Claims of altruism that have not been borne out in action should be viewed with skepticism.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15328015tlm1801_10

PubMed ID

  • 16354140

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 48

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 18

number

  • 1