Personal health promotion at US medical schools: a quantitative study and qualitative description of deans' and students' perceptions

@article{Frank2004PersonalHP,
  title={Personal health promotion at US medical schools: a quantitative study and qualitative description of deans' and students' perceptions},
  author={Erica Frank and Joan Hedgecock and Lisa K. Elon},
  journal={BMC Medical Education},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={29 - 29}
}
BACKGROUND Prior literature has shown that physicians with healthy personal habits are more likely to encourage patients to adopt similar habits. However, despite the possibility that promoting medical student health might therefore efficiently improve patient outcomes, no one has studied whether such promotion happens in medical school. We therefore wished to describe both typical and outstanding personal health promotion environments experienced by students in U.S. medical schools. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

Factors affecting weight counseling attitudes and behaviors among U.S. medical students.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges • 2011

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 references

Self-care in medical education: effectiveness of health-habits interventions for first-year medical students.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges • 2002
View 1 Excerpt

Sources of stress for residents and recommendations for programs to assist them.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges • 2001
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…