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Southern Medical Journal Vol. 112 • No. 03 • March 2019

Bioethics & Medical Education
A 5-Step Framework for the Assessment and Remediation of a Struggling Medical Learner in the Clinical Environment
Sarah B. Merriam, MD, MS, Melissa A. McNeil, MD, MPH, and Carla L. Spagnoletti, MD, MS

Development of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program: Linking Future and Young Physicians
Jaron L. Pettis, BS, Daelan T. Johnson, Joshua T. Bosak, BS, Ian M. Brastauskas, MD, Erika A. Jansen, BS, Ryan McNutt, Rahul S. Raghavan, Sammy L. Huynh, BS, Alvin Lee Day, MD, Nancy Walborn, MEd, and Donald J. DiPette, MD

On “Improving Underrepresented Minority in Medicine Representation in Medical School”
Lagasthija Vijayaratnam and Jai Mathur

Medicine & Medical Specialties
CME Article: Characteristics of Syncope Admissions Among Hospitals of Varying Teaching Intensity
Michael I. Ellenbogen, MD, Daniel J. Brotman, MD, Jungwha Lee, PhD, MPH, Kimberly Koloms, MS, and Kevin J. O’Leary, MD, MS

Awareness of Birth Cohort Hepatitis C Testing Recommendation Among Baby Boomers: An Exploratory Survey Study
Vabhave Pal, MD, Yasir Ahmed, MD, Shikha Singh, MD, Kalpana Bhairavarasu, MD, and Lavi Oud, MD

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Rather than Colonoscopy Is Adequate for the Diagnosis of Ipilimumab-Associated Colitis
J. Daniel Herlihy, MD, Stephen Beasley, MD, Andrew Simmelink, MD, Vinaya Maddukuri, MD, Asim Amin, MD, Michal Kamionek, MD, Carl Jacobs, MD, Krista Bossi, MS, and Martin Scobey, MD

Emergency Medicine & Disaster Preparedness
Trauma Providers’ Perceptions of Frailty Assessment: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs
Thomas H. Shoultz, MD, Megan Moore, PhD, MSW, May J. Reed, MD, Stephen J. Kaplan, MD, MPH, Itay Bentov, MD, PhD, Catherine Hough, MD, Lisa A. Taitsman, MD, MPH, Steven H. Mitchell, MD, Grace E. So, BA, Saman Arbabi, MD, MPH, Herb Phelan, MD, and Tam Pham, MD

Women's & Children's Health
Impact of Holidays on Pediatric Trauma Admissions to a Community Hospital in South Florida
Stephanie Eyerly-Webb, PhD, Rachele Solomon, MPH, LeAnne Young, MSN, RN, Keren Bard, Carrie Laituri, MD, Andrew Rosenthal, MD, and Julie Long, MD

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery Among Alabama Providers
Dana Watson, MS, Alan Tita, MD, PhD, Lisa Dimperio, BS, Tera Howard, MD, and Lorie Harper, MD

Contraceptive Methods and the Impact of Menstruation on Daily Functioning in Women with Sickle Cell Disease
Melissa E. Day, BS, Sarah-Jo Stimpson, MD, Mark Rodeghier, PhD, Djamila Ghafuri, MBBS, Michael Callaghan, MD, Ahmar Urooj Zaidi, MD, Bryan Hannan, MS, Adetola Kassim, MD, MS, Andra H. James, MD, MPH, Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH, and Deva Sharma, MD, MS

Advanced Prescription of Emergency Contraceptive Pills Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Somsook Santibenchakul, MD, MPH, Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH, Alyssa Dee P. Carlson, MPH, Eric L. Hurwitz, PhD, DC, and Jennifer Salcedo, MD, MPH, MPP

Improving Documentation of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) Using a Standardized Electronic Template at Two University-Affiliated Institutions
Padraic Chisholm, MD, Allison Sellner, Charles C. Kilpatrick, MD, MEd, Laurie S. Swaim, MD, and Francisco J. Orejuela, MD, MS

Lessons Learned from Building a Pediatric-to-Adult Sickle Cell Transition Program
Wally R. Smith, MD, India Y. Sisler, MD, Shirley Johnson, BA, Thokozeni J. Lipato, MD, Jennifer S. Newlin, PA, Zakiya S. Owens, PA, Alma M. Morgan, MEd, Marsha J. Treadwell, PhD, and Kathryn Polak, MS

Commentary on “Lessons Learned from Building a Pediatric-to-Adult Sickle Cell Transition Program”
Sara Mixter, MD, MPH, and Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA

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