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rme 2010, 2(1): 54-61 Back to browse issues page
Medical Professionalism and its Education to Medical Students
Sh Nemati *, A Saberi, A Heidarzadeh
, nemati@gums.ac.ir
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  The Latin word of » profession « means public declaration with the force of a promise for a general benefit, and » professionalism « traditionally has been applied for » clergy « , » law « and » medicine « . The noble profession of medicine, taken up as a “calling” by those who are expected to put the needs of the patient above their own, appears to have become a "fees-for-service" business model and trade, and this reflect itself at the societies as the reduction in thrust to the physicians.

  Parental expectations, lack of role models, technological advancements, specialization and sub-specialization, and second and third-party involvement in the healthcare delivery system [referral system] have been identified as reasons for these concerns. Indeed the medical society is being degraded gradually.  From many years ago, many medical communities in western countries have emphasized the need for learning and teaching the professionalism in medical schools and enhancing its quality and quantity , in order to development of good attitudes, appropriate and competent skills, and establishment of a "value system" in medical education system that reflects the tenets of professionalism in medicine. The medical curriculum will need to be scrutinized so as to introduce the important subject of professionalism at all levels of training and education.  In this article we are trying to define medical professionalism and its principles, and also briefly refer how to learn and teach medical professionalism to medical students and the barriers to that.

  

Keywords: Medical professionalism, professional ethics, medical education, hidden curriculum, explicit formal curriculum
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Nemati S, Saberi A, Heidarzadeh A. Medical Professionalism and its Education to Medical Students. rme. 2010; 2 (1) :54-61
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Volume 2, Issue 1 (4-2010) Back to browse issues page
پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education