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Professionalism in Healthcare: Medical Schools & Students

This guide currently addresses professionalism in healthcare and using social media. Various other aspects of professionalism will be added in the coming weeks.

Useful Websites

Achieving Good Medical Practice: Guidance for Medical Students

Review Articles

Al-Rumayyan, A., Van Mook, ,W.N.K.A., Magzoub, M. E., Al-Eraky, M., Ferwana, M., Khan, M. A., & Dolmans, D. (2017). Medical professionalism frameworks across non-western cultures: A narrative overview. Medical Teacher, 39, S8-S14. doi:

Gordon, E. G. (2021). A medical education recommendation for improving sexual health and humanism and professionalism. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 9(1), 23-35. 

Hillis, D. J., & Grigg, M. J. (2015). Professionalism and the role of medical colleges. The Surgeon : Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 13(5), 292-9. doi:

Isaacson, J. H., Ziring, D., Hafferty, F., Kalet, A., Littleton, D., Frankel, R. M. (2021). In search of medical professionalism research: preliminary results from a review of widely read medical journals. Permanente Journal, 25. 

Rattani, A., Kaakour, D., Syed, R. H., Kaakour, A. H. (2021). Changing the channel on medical ethics education: systematic review and qualitative analysis of didactic-icebreakers in medical ethics and professionalism teaching. Monash Bioethics Review, 39(1), 125-140. 


Bagg, W., & Clark, K. (2017). Professionalism: Medical students, future practice and all of us. Internal Medicine Journal, 47(2), 133-134. doi:

Welch, T. R., Brown, A. C., & Botash, A. S. (2017). Using student reflective narratives to teach professionalism and systems-based practice. The Journal of Pediatrics, 187, 5-6.e1. doi:

Wong, B. M., & Ginsburg, S. (2017). Speaking up against unsafe unprofessional behaviours: The difficulty in knowing when and how. BMJ Quality & Safety, 26(11), 859-862. doi:


Literature Search Results

A literature search was conducted in Ovid MEDLINE in November 2020 for articles addressing medical students and professionalism. 


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View the results online.

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