Together with colleagues in sociology I have begin a study of the experience of premedical education -- an overlooked area in the study of becoming a physician. We have completed 50 interviews with premeds here at U Michigan and are in the process of analyzing the data and planning a national study using both qualitative and survey methods.
J. Gross, C. Mommerts, D. Earle and R. De Vries, ‰ÛÏAfter a century of criticizing premedical education, are we missing the point?‰Û Academic Medicine, 83(5), 2008: 516-520.
M. Pearlman, B.S. Anderson A.V. Bell, J. Griffin, J. Shulkin and R. G. De Vries, ‰ÛÏA survey of ob-gyn physicians‰Ûª training and current practice patterns in breast care.‰Û Breast. forthcoming
S. Kim, P. Ubel, R. De Vries, Pruning the regulatory tree.‰Û Nature. 457 (29 January 2009): 534-535.
M. S. Anderson, E. A. Ronning, R. De Vries, B. C. Martinson, ‰ÛÏExtending the Mertonian Norms: Scientists Subscription to Norms of Research.‰Û Journal of Higher Education, 81 (3), 2010: 366-393.
R. De Vries, A. Stanczyk, I. F. Wall, R. Uhlmann, MS; L.J. Damschroder, S. Y. Kim, ‰ÛÏAssessing the quality of democratic deliberation: A case study of public deliberation on the ethics of surrogate consent for research.‰Û Social Science and Medicine, 70, 2010: 1896-1903. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.031