Professionalism in medicine can be viewed as contact between the medical professional and the society. There are no established methods of teaching and valuating professionalism in the traditional medical curriculum. Inculcation of values of medical professionalism requires integration of value and behavior among faculty, non-teaching staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students. Teaching can be enhanced using experimental learning. Various methods include case-based learning, hidden curriculum, role plays, peer-assisted learning. Medical teachers act as role models for students. Assessment should foster an environment for change. There should be an effective feedback and an opportunity for continuous improvement.
Keywords: Experimental learning, Feedback, Professionalism, Role modeling.
How to cite this article: Dubhashi SP, Saxena GN, Sharma S. Professionalism as a part of Medical Curriculum: Need of the Hour. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):39-41.
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