Review of medical professionalism assessment methods

Somayeh Akbari Farmad



Medical universities responsible for educating physicians are responsible that after graduation able to perform their professional duties and adhere to certain principles that the profession requires, in their efforts to promote health.

Medical graduates have acquired the capabilities to be able to offer services to the community one of these capabilities; professionalism is one of the most difficult areas of assessment and evaluation.

Promoting professional behavior is currently a chief concern across the continuum of medical education. A critical component of this initiative involves assessment. It is through assessment that educators can gauge the progress their learners are making in becoming and being professional; and it is through assessment that they can ascertain the success of programs promoting professionalism.

What is then known is that professionalism is a central and developing concept in the medical practice and that assessment is needed for the promotion of professionalism.

The aim of this paper is to identify and describe different methods of assessing professionalism.


Professionalism; professionalism assessment

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