Robert H. Coombs, Ph.D., is Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences (Medical Sociology) at UCLA School of Medicine and Director, Office of Education, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. His related books include Psychosocial Aspects of Medical Training (with C. E. Vincent; Thomas); Mastering Medicine: Professional Socialization in Medical School ( The Free Press); and Making It In Medical School (with St. J. John ; Medicine and Society Press/Peterson's Guides). He is a member of the Student Affairs Committee at UCLA School of Medicine and has offered courses for medical and premedical students and medical couples on the processes and outcomes of professional socialization in the medical career.
D. Scott May, M.D., is a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine. He received his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, and at Stanford University. He has served on the National Committee on Residency for the American Psychiatrist Association and the Well Being Committees at UCSF, Stanford, and UCLA School of Medicine. He also counsels medical students with psychological problems.
Gary W. Small, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and a recipient of a Clinical Investigator Award from the National Institute on Aging. He was a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief Resident of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has taught premedical students on professional socialization in medicine and has led support groups for medical residents at both the UCLA Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.