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Do Contact and Empathy Mitigate Bias Against Gay and Lesbian People Among Heterosexual First-Year Medical Students? A Report From the Medical Student CHANGE Study
Purpose A recent Institute of Medicine report concluded that lesbian and gay individuals face discrimination from health care providers and called for research on provider attitudes. Medical schoolExpand
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The mixed impact of medical school on medical students' implicit and explicit weight bias.
CONTEXT Health care trainees demonstrate implicit (automatic, unconscious) and explicit (conscious) bias against people from stigmatised and marginalised social groups, which can negatively influenceExpand
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Medical School Experiences Associated with Change in Implicit Racial Bias Among 3547 Students: A Medical Student CHANGES Study Report
BACKGROUNDPhysician implicit (unconscious, automatic) bias has been shown to contribute to racial disparities in medical care. The impact of medical education on implicit racial bias isExpand
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Psychosocial predictors of attitudes toward physician empathy in clinical encounters among 4732 1st year medical students: a report from the CHANGES study.
OBJECTIVE Medical school curricula intended to promote empathy varies widely. Even the most effective curricula leave a significant group of students untouched. Pre-existing student factors influenceExpand
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Association of Clinical Specialty With Symptoms of Burnout and Career Choice Regret Among US Resident Physicians
Importance Burnout among physicians is common and has been associated with medical errors and lapses in professionalism. It is unknown whether rates for symptoms of burnout among resident physiciansExpand
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The Adverse Effect of Weight Stigma on the Well-Being of Medical Students with Overweight or Obesity: Findings from a National Survey
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDThe stigma of obesity is a common and overt social bias. Negative attitudes and derogatory humor about overweight/obese individuals are commonplace among health care providers andExpand
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Mental Well-Being in First Year Medical Students: A Comparison by Race and Gender
PurposeIn this study, authors sought to characterize race and gender disparities in mental health in a national sample of first year medical students early in their medical schoolExpand
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Social Dominance Orientation, Dispositional Empathy, and Need for Cognitive Closure Moderate the Impact of Empathy-Skills Training, but Not Patient Contact, on Medical Students' Negative Attitudes
Anti-fat bias in healthcare providers and medical students has serious implications for quality of care of higher-weight patients. Studies of interventions aimed at reducing anti-fat attitudes inExpand
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Do Contact and Empathy Mitigate Bias Against Gay and Lesbian People Among Heterosexual Medical Students ? A Report from Medical Student CHANGES
Purpose—A recent Institute of Medicine report concluded that lesbian and gay individuals face discrimination from health care providers and called for research on provider attitudes. Medical schoolExpand
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Lay Conceptions of Sexual Minority Groups
Bisexual people are often implored to “pick a side,” implying that bisexuality is both more controllable and less desirable than heterosexuality or homosexuality. Bisexual people’s status as a socialExpand
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