Nancy R Angoff

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OBJECTIVE To characterize HIV-infected patients with neurosymptomatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 'escape', defined as detectable CSF HIV RNA in the setting of treatment-suppressed plasma levels or CSF RNA more than 1-log higher than plasma RNA. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Four urban medical centers in the United States and Europe. (More)
BACKGROUND Many medical students experience test anxiety, which may impair their performance in examinations. We examined the relationship between test anxiety and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step-1 scores and determined the effect of a test-taking course on anxiety and USMLE scores. METHODS We randomly chose second-year students(More)
Teaching medical students to respond to needs of the dying represents an important challenge for medical educators. This article describes the goals and objectives that should be identified before medical schools can meet this challenge, as well as strategies that, when implemented, will provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes(More)
Currently there is a great interest in educating medical students in the care of patients with terminal illness. When medical students do encounter patients with terminal illness, it is often in the acute care setting. We have designed a workshop for fourth-year medical students who are working in general medical, family, or pediatrics practices as part of(More)
A Physician Charter has received widespread attention throughout the medical community since its publication in 2002. The Charter, which lays out three principles and 10 commitments that "reaffirm the fundamental and universal principles and values of medical professionalism …" omits an essential principle and its corollary commitment. That fourth(More)