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School of Medicine Professionalism Website (Out of Print)

Published: January 18, 2006 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.174

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Abstract

This resource is a website that was developed to bring together learning material and information in the area of professionalism for students, housestaff, and faculty at medical schools. Features include standards and policies for medical schools, health systems, and medical centers; a description of a professionalism committee and the reporting mechanism for perceived unprofessional behavior; a section to support teaching and learning, including teaching cases, presentations, references, original research, and case studies; and news about local events related to professionalism including ceremonies, awards and other opportunities for recognition, and presentations. Using a logic model, we evaluated this effort by linking activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts. Outputs and outcomes include dissemination of professionalism policies and standards; a “standard of the month” reminder; and three Group on Education Affairs regional meeting poster presentations. This website has also been included in faculty development for graduate medical educators program directors and undergraduate medical education course directors and in departmental grand rounds. The website does not remain static and is continuously updated and maintained in order to be useful. There has been a very positive reaction to making all of these resources available in one place. This website is an ongoing team effort by the admissions, undergraduate education, housestaff education, faculty, instructional development, and student activities offices at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, students, housestaff, and faculty at medical schools will be able to:

  1. Increase their awareness about the expectations for professional behavior.
  2. Increase their understanding of specific standards of behavior.
  3. Increase their knowledge of the process to address perceived unprofessional behavior.
  4. Increase their knowledge about original research in the field.
  5. Increase their skill at identifying and addressing instances of professional behavior.
  6. Recognize role models of professional behavior.

Author Information

  • Kathy Kreutzer, MEd: New York University School of Medicine
  • Carol Hampton, MMS: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Chris Stephens, MS: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Jeanne Schlesinger, MEd: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • John Priestley, MA: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Brien White, BFA: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Walter Lawrence, MD: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Heber Newsome, MD: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
None to report.

Prior Presentations
Kreutzer KO, Navarro AM, Waterhouse E, Schlesinger JB, Hampton CL, Hoban JD, Wood IK, O'Donnell MA, Sanders KM, Lawrence W Jr,Newsome HH Jr. A multi-faceted approach to supporting and examining professional behaviors in medical school. Poster presented at: Southern Group on Educational Affairs Conference; April 2005; Winston Salem, NC.

Hampton CL, Kreutzer KO, Schlesinger JB, Hoban JD, Navarro AM, O'Donnell MA, Sanders KM, Lawrence W Jr, Newsome HH Jr. A multi-faceted approach to supporting professional behaviors in medical school. Innovations in medical education exhibit at: Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting; November 2004; Boston, MA.  



Citation

Kreutzer K, Hampton C, Stephens C, et al. School of medicine professionalism website (out of print). MedEdPORTAL. 2006;2:174. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.174