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Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences


Assessment of professionalism and ethics


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Author Details : Adkoli B.V*

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 2-9


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Abstract

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.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jeths.2019.002

How to cite : B.v A, Assessment of professionalism and ethics. J Educ Technol Health Sci 2019;6(1):2-9

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