The Devil is in the Third Year: A Longitudinal Study of Erosion of Empathy in Medical School

@article{Hojat2009TheDI,
  title={The Devil is in the Third Year: A Longitudinal Study of Erosion of Empathy in Medical School},
  author={Mohammadreza Hojat and Michael J. Vergare and Kaye Maxwell and George C. Brainard and Steven K. Herrine and Gerald A. Isenberg and J. Jon Veloski and Joseph S. Gonnella},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={84},
  pages={1182-1191}
}
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