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American Board of Internal Medicine lauds VU-authored article


The ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation recently recognized a Vanderbilt-authored article about medical professionalism with an annual Professionalism Article Prize.

A committee of physicians, a medical student and other leaders in health care reviewed more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in 2013. The Vanderbilt article was one of three to receive the award.

“An Intervention Model that Promotes Accountability: Peer Messengers and Patient/Family Complaints” was published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The lead author is James Pichert, Ph.D., professor of Medical Education and Administration.

The prize was created by the ABIM Foundation to recognize and encourage scholarship advancing medical professionalism as defined by “Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter,” published in 2002. Articles published in English-language peer-reviewed journals between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013, were eligible for the prize.

The ABIM Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation established by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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