Ronald Saizow

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While some theories of human motivation focus exclusively on levels of motivation, self-determination theory argues that different types of motivators, even when the resulting motivation is high, will lead to very different outcomes. This theory differentiates between two primary kinds of motivation, controlled and autonomous. Controlled motivation depends(More)
Self-determination theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985) was used to predict medical students' career choices for internal medicine or surgery based on their experiences of the autonomy support provided by the instructors in the two corresponding third-year clerkships. Fourth-year medical students (n = 210) at three medical schools completed questionnaires that(More)
A retrospective review of the medical records of 45 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease was conducted in an Oklahoma internal medicine teaching clinic. Demographics of this patient population and house staff performance in the care of these patients was evaluated. The study population demographics were similar to national findings with(More)
Reduction of elevated cholesterol in adults decreases risk of coronary heart disease. Despite evidence of atherosclerosis development at early ages and studies confirming cholesterol tracking from childhood into adulthood, many physicians are reluctant to screen for hypercholesterolemia in children and adolescents. Targeting screening only to children of(More)
More Oklahomans smoke than the national average. Oklahoma ranks among the top 15 states for its smoking-attributable mortality rate and lung cancer death rate. Although physicians are strategically placed to influence smokers, most physicians fail to effectively promote smoking cessation. By developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes, the(More)
BACKGROUND There are several oaths and affirmations that are integrated into the academic customs of the health sciences, such as the Hippocratic Oath and the Ethical Affirmation for Scientists. What current oaths do not communicate is that teaching and learning are the foundation of the professions. SUMMARY We articulated an oath to punctuate the(More)
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