The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal Vol. 112 • No. 12 • December 2019

Quality Care & Patient Safety
CME Article: A Hospitalist-Led Team to Manage Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: Impact on Hospital Length of Stay and Cost
Alexander Hrycko, MD, Vishal Tiwari, MD, Michael Vemula, MD, Ashley Donovan, BS, Christine Scibelli, RN, Kirti Joshi, MD, Paul Visintainer, PhD, and Mihaela S. Stefan, MD, PhD

Commentary on “A Hospitalist-Led Team to Manage Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: Impact on Hospital Length of Stay and Cost”
Amy A. Ernst, MD

Emergency Medicine & Disaster Preparedness
Emergency Medicine Resident–Driven Point of Care Ultrasound for Suspected Shoulder Dislocation
Benjamin Boswell, DO, Robert Farrow, DO, Michael Rosselli, MD, David A. Farcy, MD, Luanna Santana, RN, Carlos Dos Santos, BA, and Luigi X. Cubeddu, MD, PhD

Bioethics & Medical Education
How Postbaccalaureate Career Changer and Traditional Medical Students Differ Academically
I. Cori Baill, MD, Bertha Ben Khallouq, MA, Oloruntomi Joledo, PhD, Anna Jacobs, BA, Robert Larkin, BA, and Nyla Dil, DVM, PhD

Commentary on “How Postbaccalaureate Career Changer and Traditional Medical Students Differ Academically”
Lewis L. Hsu, MD, PhD

Spirituality of Physicians
Duraiyah Thangathurai, MD, PhD, Sarah Vitug, MD, MPhil, and Vikas Ravi, MD

Editor’s Response
G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH MABE, DBioethics

Medicine & Medical Specialties
Dietary Supplement Use is High among Individuals with Parkinson Disease
Christine C. Ferguson, MS, RD, Linda L. Knol, PhD, RD, Anne Halli-Tierney, MD, and Amy C. Ellis, PhD, RD

Public Health & Environmental Medicine
Social Support for Physical Activity for High Schoolers in Rural Southern Appalachia
Pooja Shah, BSPH, Jodi L. Southerland, DrPH, and Deborah L. Slawson, PhD, RD, LDN

Women’s & Children’s Health
When to Worry about Cancer: Concurrent Carcinoma and Recurrence in Borderline Ovarian Tumors
Mackenzie W. Sullivan, MD, and Susan C. Modesitt, MD

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