The internship: A prospective investigation of emotions and attitudes

Donald Girard, Diane Elliot, D. H. Hickam, Landy Sparr, N. G. Clarke, L. Warren, J. Koski

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In a prospective survey for changes in emotions and attitudes of all medical interns of The Oregon Health Sciences University (N = 22) at six intervals during the 1982-1983 academic year, both positive and negative emotional changes were noted. Satisfaction with the decision to become a physician decreased during the period, a change that correlated directly with depression and fatigue and inversely with excitement and importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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  • Medicine(all)

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