Context There is a growing consensus among medical educators that to promote the professional development of medical students, schools of medicine should provide explicit learning experiences in professionalism.
Objective To determine whether and how schools of medicine were teaching professionalism in the 1998-1999 academic year.
Design, Setting, and Participants A 2 - stage survey was sent to 125 US medical schools in the fall of 1998.
A total of 116 (92.3%) responded to the first stage of the survey.
The second survey led to a qualitative analysis of curriculum materials submitted by 41 schools.
Main Outcome Measures Presence or absence of learning experiences (didactic or experiential) in undergraduate medical curriculum explicitly intended to promote professionalism in medical students, with curriculum evaluation based on 4 attributes commonly recognized as essential to professionalism : subordination of one's self-interests, adherence to high ethical and moral standards, response to societal needs, and demonstration of evincible core humanistic values.
Results Of the 116 responding medical schools, 104 (89.7%) reported that they offer some formal instruction related to professionalism.
Fewer schools have explicit methods for assessing professional behaviors (n=64 [55.2% ]) or conduct targeted faculty development programs (n=39 [33.6% ]). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme enseignement, Médecine, Université, Etudiant, Surveillance, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Professionalisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational program, Medicine, University, Student, Surveillance, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0465977
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/03/2000.