Professionalism Framings Across Medical Schools
Society has come to expect greater professionalism from its healthcare practitioners and trainees. Tangible outcomes associated with professionalism include improved patient satisfaction and reduced litigation risk, making increasing professionalism an important goal for training programs.1 However, defining a topic is necessary in order to effectively teach or evaluate that topic.2 A review of the medical education literature revealed that medicine lacks both a definition of professionalism and a consensus concept.3
KEY WORDSprofessionalism medical education-professionalism medical education-undergraduate
Thanks to Frederic W. Hafferty for his advice on project design and editing of the manuscript. This manuscript was presented at the April 2017 meeting of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care in Chicago, IL, and at the April 2017 AAMC CGSA/COSR Regional Meeting in Rochester, MN.
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