Articles from the March issue of Academic Medicine are now available online ahead of print!

New online-first articles from our March issue apply the “Multipliers” and “Diminishers” framework to the clinical education setting, describe the role that financial incentive programs play in quality improvement initiatives, detail how role models affect trainees’ attitudes toward error disclosure, and compare the prevalence of burnout among physicians at different career stages. Keep reading below for more information about these featured articles. Download and read the full texts of all published ahead-of-print articles on

A New Leadership Curriculum: The Multiplication of Intelligence
Wiseman, Bradwejn, and Westbroek outline the attributes of “Multipliers” and “Diminishers” in the clinical education setting, along with recommendations for developing Multiplier physician-teachers.

Engaging Residents and Fellows to Improve Institution-Wide Quality: The First Six Years of a Novel Financial Incentive Program 
Vidyarthi and colleagues found that approximately 5,275 residents and fellows completed 55 projects, participating in real-life, real-time quality improvement and earning an average of $800 in bonuses per fiscal year.

Role-Modeling and Medical Error Disclosure: A National Survey of Trainees
Martinez and colleagues concluded that exposure to role-modeling predicts trainees’ attitudes and behavior regarding the disclosure of harmful errors. Negative role models may be a significant impediment to disclosure among trainees.

Burnout Among U.S. Medical Students, Residents, and Early Career Physicians Relative to the General U.S. Population
Dyrbye and colleagues compared the prevalence of burnout and other forms of distress across career stages and the experiences of trainees and early career physicians to those of the general U.S. population.

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