Developing medical professionalism in future doctors : a systematic review
Passi, Vimmi, Doug, Manjo, Peile, Ed, Thistlethwaite, Jill and Johnson, N. (Neil). (2010) Developing medical professionalism in future doctors : a systematic review. International Journal of Medical Education, Vol.1 . pp. 19-29. ISSN 20426372
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5116/ijme.4bda.ca2a
Objectives: There are currently no guidelines on the most
effective ways of supporting medical students to develop
high standards of medical professionalism. The aim of this
review is to summarise the evidence currently available on
methods used by medical schools to promote medical
Methods: We performed a systematic search of electronic
databases (Medline, PsychInfo, British Education Index,
Educational Resources Information Centre, Sociological
Abstracts and Topics in Medical Education) from January
1998 to October 2008. Outcomes studied were methods
used to support and promote the development of professionalism in medical students.
Results: We identified 134 papers and five main themes for
supporting the development of professionalism in medical
students: curriculum design, student selection, teaching and
learning methods, role modelling and assessment methods.
However, the level of empirical evidence supporting each of
these methods is limited.
Conclusions: Identification of these five areas helps medical schools to focus the emphasis of their approaches to
developing professionalism and identifies future research
areas. This review offers a preliminary guide to future
discovery and progress in the area of medical professionalism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medicine -- Study and teaching, Medical ethics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Medical Education|
|Publisher:||International Journal of Medical Education|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-29|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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