Fifty-two medical student suicides.

  title={Fifty-two medical student suicides.},
  author={F Pepitone-Arreola-Rockwell and Donald Rockwell and Nathalie Cor{\'e}},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={138 2},
The authors surveyed all U.S. medical schools to ascertain the frequency with which medical students attempt suicide, complete suicide, and seek psychiatric treatment. In the classes of 1974-1981 the annual suicide rate for male students was 15.6 per 100,000, which is comparable to their agemates in the national population. The rate for female students equaled that of the male students but was three to four times that of their agemates. Seventy-six percent of the suicides were committed by… CONTINUE READING