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Spandorfer J, Pohl C, Nasca T, Rattner SL, eds. Professionalism in Medicine : A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2010.

Thomas Jefferson University

Video: Principle of Patient Welfare


A third year student just finished a very busy day and overnight call on her pediatrics rotation. She had only an hour of sleep. Although the clerkship syllabus states that it is appropriate to leave at noon after a night on call, her resident has not sent her home. She is feeling the lack of sleep and is concerned about her 20 minute drive home. She is also concerned that asking to leave will reflect poorly on her and effect her evaluation.


Parts played by Lisa Holgate, and Crystal Waters
Production by Robert Hargraves, Patrick Gilligan, Dale Berg, and John Spandorfer