Learning environment for medical professionalism
Ahmed Al Ghaithi, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Oman ; Bader Al Alawi, Ministry of Health, Oman ; Yousef Al Weshahi, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Oman
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Volume 5, Number 1, ISSN 2405-4526 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The students' interplay with the learning environment is sophisticated, but an important part of that is the professional behavior of faculty they model before students on daily basis. This powerful effect of faculty professional behaviors on students' professional behavior is a huge potential for developing learning and evaluating of professionalism in medical schools. This study aimed at measuring medical students' and their faculty perceived professional behaviors.UMKC-SOM Climate of Professionalism survey was used. The intern doctors asked to quantify the frequency of certain perceived behaviors of their faculty and colleagues toward their colleagues, patients and work.There were positive correlations between faculty and colleagues professional behaviors, no significant difference in perceived behaviors between the two sexes, medical schools and student verses teachers.Learned professional behaviors are positively correlated with those of the faculty which confirms the powerful effect of faculty professionalism on their students' professional formation.
Al Ghaithi, A., Al Alawi, B. & Al Weshahi, Y. (2016). Learning environment for medical professionalism. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 5(1), 65-67. Elsevier Ltd.