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The Importance of Adding Discernment to the Acting Internship – A Necessary Shift in Culture Toward Competency-Based Metrics

  • Adam M. Garber
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Adam M. Garber, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 East Broad Street, PO Box 980102, Richmond, VA 23298-0102.
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    Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine and School of Medicine Acting Internship Director, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond
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  • Allison H. Ferris
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    Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
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  • T. Robert Vu
    Affiliations
    Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Acting Internship Director, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
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      The acting internship (AI) rotation is widely viewed as one of the most important clinical experiences of medical school; however, it has several limitations.

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