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Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences

Assessment of professionalism and ethics

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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Adkoli B.V*

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-8005

Print ISSN : 2454-4396

Article First Page : 2

Article End Page : 9


Professionalism is the new buzz word in medical education and practice. The MCI Revised Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2017 emphasize the role of Indian Medical Graduate as a professional who is ethical, responsive, caring, compassionate, committed to excellence and accountable to patients, profession and community at large. A plan is underway to introduce Attitude Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) modules as a part and parcel of MBBS curriculum. However, how to translate this laudable plan in to action requires further deliberations.
The purpose of this article is to identify a comprehensive strategy for assessing professionalism. Teaching and assessment of professionalism are quite challenging. A combination of both objective and subjective tools is needed for giving credibility to the assessment. Continuous documentation and internal assessment coupled with portfolio approach can play a key role in assessment of these competencies.

Keywords: Professionalism, Ethics, Assessment.

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