Commentary: Moral growth in medical students

Howard Brody, Harriet A. Squier, John P. Foglio

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Knight has shown how the moral growth of medical students involves a spiritual journey. He may, however, present too sanguine a portrayal of the extent to which the medical education environment promotes this moral and spiritual growth. Medical school may indeed be more abusive than supportive. Admitting more women to medical school and teaching more humanities courses, while worthwhile, will not necessarily promote the goals that Knight appropriately advocates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-289
Number of pages9
JournalTheoretical Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • gender issues
  • humanities teaching
  • medical education
  • moral development
  • spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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