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Professional behaviour: “I know it when I see it”

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James Fortune Aiton, Julie Struthers, Ruth Cruickshank, Clive Masson

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The General Medical Council (GMC) and many other national and international governing bodies are attempting to clearly define professionalism. This is difficult and may be subject to interpretation however professionalism (and unprofessionalism) is perhaps easier to recognise. Increasing expectations for professional behaviour from doctors in training (including medical students) by external (GMC) and internal regulators (medical schools) make it imperative that students have a clear understanding of the behaviours expected of them and the consequences which will befall them should they breach expected standards. This workshops introduces a novel approach to teaching professionalism to new medical students.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012
EventAssociation for Medical Education in Europe 2012 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201229 Aug 2012


ConferenceAssociation for Medical Education in Europe 2012

    Research areas

  • Professionalism, Medical education

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