Reuben Granich; Jonathan Mermin
To the Editors: There has been an increased interest in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic's effect on the nature of the practice of medicine. Recent research on house officers has shown that concern about possible job-related infection may influence choice of specialty and career objectives. In addition, Hayward and Shapiro (1) reported that 23% of residents in internal medicine or family practice in a national sample would not work in an area with a high prevalence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) for fear of contracting the virus. To learn about medical school's effect on the evolution of attitudes
Granich R, Mermin J. Students' Attitudes about AIDS. Ann Intern Med. ;114:1066. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1066
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1066.
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