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Do Professionalism Lapses In Medical School Predict The Future? 

Professionalism — Probably to some extent, according to the 20+ year case-control study of graduated medical students from Harvard and Case Western medical schools.  Case were 108 students appearing before a review board for professionalism concerns; these were compared to … Continue reading

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How The Experts Visualize Professionalism Remediation

Professionalism: In this qualitative study, the authors interviewed experienced educators about their professionalism remediation processes.  These experts visualized a 3-stage process, with all 3 stages not being necessary in every case.  During the first phase, “explore and understand”, the main … Continue reading

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Interns And More Senior Residents Fail To Meet Expectations In Different Ways

Milestones: In this study involving 20% of pediatric residency training programs in the US, milestone evaluations of residents rated marginal or unsatisfactory (M/U) were compared  to those of residents rated satisfactory.  Overall, fewer than 2% of residents were rated less than … Continue reading

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Reflective Writing Ability Linked To Professionalism

Professionalism:  This retrospective study, from Indiana University School of Medicine, provides statistically significant evidence for a relationship between reflective writing ability and professionalism.  The study compares the quality of reflective writing works of students who received professionalism citations verses the writings … Continue reading

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Musings On Professionalism

  The interested reader is directed to the May 12, 2015 JAMA issue containing multiple short essays regarding professionalism across the spectrum of education and practice.  Most impressive to this reviewer has been the accumulating evidence of the pernicious effect of … Continue reading

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How Do Medical Schools Deal With Students’ Professionalism Lapses?

  Researchers interviewed education deans (response rate 61%) regarding their schools’ practices regarding lapses in professionalism.  A majority (80%) had written policies and procedures regarding unprofessional behavior on the part of medical students, but practices were quite variable.  Involvement of student … Continue reading

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The Implicit (“Hidden”) Curriculum Isn’t All Bad

   Researchers interviewed third-year pediatric residents from 3 academic institutions on their sources of learning regarding the six Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) focus areas:  patient safety, quality, transitions, supervision, fatigue management, and professionalism.  For each area, residents were asked how … Continue reading

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