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Substance use and attitudes on professional conduct among medical students: a single-institution study.
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PMID:  23632932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE This study sought to examine how specific substance-use behavior, including nonmedical prescription stimulant (NPS) use, among U.S. medical students correlates with their attitudes and beliefs toward professionalism. METHOD An anonymous survey was distributed to all medical students at a private medical university (46% response rate). Participants were asked to report alcohol and marijuana use patterns, NPS use, stress levels, and history of suicidal ideation. RESULTS Over one-third of medical students reported excessive drinking during the past month, and 5% reported NPS use during the past year. Students who endorsed such behavior were significantly less likely to view it as unprofessional and warranting intervention. A large number of students seemed unfamiliar with how to help a classmate with an NPS use problem. CONCLUSIONS Medical students' substance use behaviors appear to influence attitudes and beliefs toward professional issues regarding substance use.
Authors:
Daisi Choi; Vera Tolova; Edward Socha; Charles P Samenow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1545-7230     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917200     Medline TA:  Acad Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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