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Ethics in Practice   |    
Teaching Professionalism in Orthopaedic Residency
Roger Cornwall, MD, Resident, PGY-IV
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Department of Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1188, New York, NY 10029-6574 E-mail address: rogercmd@yahoo.com

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Apr 01;83(4):626-626
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Two residents, wearing white coats with their names and "Department of Orthopaedics" conspicuously embroidered on them, boarded a hospital elevator crowded with physicians, employees, and visitors. In a clearly audible voice, one resident began a story: "You should have seen the patient I saw in my clinic the other day. She was beautiful! I should send her to see Dr. W. He would love to see her!" This comment drew the undivided attention of everyone in the elevator and cast a ghastly silence over the rest of the ride.
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