The May issue of Academic Medicine is now available online!

acmedipadjournaljuly2014Available now to read online is the May issue of the journal. Read the entire May issue online at or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. The May issue features a collection of articles related to sexual and gender minorities in medicine. Highlights include:

The Necessity of Social Medicine in Medical Education
Westerhaus and colleagues highlight three curricular models to demonstrate how medical education can incorporate biosocial training to ensure that all health professionals are equipped with the necessary tools to practice social medicine. 

A New Conceptual Framework for Academic Health Centers
In this New Conversations piece, Borden and colleagues propose a conceptual framework through which the traditional triple mission of academic health centers is expanded along four new dimensions:  health, innovation, community, and policy.

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
Burke and colleagues found both amount and favorability of contact predicted positive implicit and explicit attitudes, and both cognitive and emotional empathy predicted positive explicit attitudes, but not implicit attitudes.

Primary Care Workforce Shortages and Career Recommendations From Practicing Clinicians
DesRoches and colleagues found efforts to solve the primary care workforce shortage that ignore the significant dissatisfaction of primary care physicians with their own careers are unlikely to be successful.

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