What's in a name?
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- Horn, S.E. J Med Hum (1985) 6: 99. doi:10.1007/BF01142304
Medical students pose as physicians during clinical training. This article presents three cases where students justify misrepresenting their status for different reasons: self-concern for career, necessity for clinical training, and belief that the truth could cause undue psychological stress in the patient. The author suggests that serious consequences of this practice should be constantly reviewed in a critical light.