Perspective: Malpractice in an Academic Medical Center: a Frequently Overlooked Aspect of Professionalism Education

Mark Hochberg, Carolyn Seib, Russell Berman, Adina Kalet, Sondra Zabar, H. Leon Pachter
Submitted: March, 2011

Understanding how medical malpractice occurs and is resolved is important to improving patient safety and preserving the viability of a physician’s career in academic medicine. Every physician is likely to be sued by a patient, and how the physician responds can change his or her professional life. However, the principles of medical malpractice are rarely taught o