Building a culture of medical professionalism: a case study

Rasalam, Roy, and Bandaranaike, Suniti (2018) Building a culture of medical professionalism: a case study. In: Proceedings of the Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference. pp. 107-111. From: ACEN 2018: Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference: work integrated learning: creating connections, building futures, 3-5 October 2018, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Amidst the contemporary debate on the existing practices of physicians and the increasing commercialisation of medicine, the question of professionalism and how medical professionalism is taught at Higher Education Institutions is highly relevant. This study reviews the current practices of teaching and learning medical professionalism in Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

The authors view the problem of professionalism as a complex adaptive challenge requiring new learning to adapt to medical professionalism of the future. The objective of the study is to determine the effectiveness in teaching medical professionalism to future physicians. The approach is a case study of best practice in teaching medical professionalism at an Australian university and its conformance to Australian Medical Association guidelines. The study concludes that all medical curricula should integrate medical professionalism and make it an explicit part of WIL assessment and curriculum.

Item ID: 57971
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9805706-4-9
Keywords: WIL; professionalism, medicine, work integrated learning, medical education
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Roy Rasalam and Suniti Bandaranaike The author(s) assign to the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN Inc.), an educational nonprofit institution, a non-exclusive licence to use this article for the purposes of the institution, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to the Australian Collaborative Education Network to publish this document on the ACEN website, and in other formats, for the Proceedings of the 2018 ACEN National Conference. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 01:07
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390115 Work integrated learning (incl. internships) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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