360-Degree Professionalism Assessment Instrument
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This instrument is designed to provide an assessment of medical students and residents strengths and weaknesses in the following areas of professionalism:
- Honor and Integrity
- Responsibility and Accountability
- Caring, Compassion, and Communication
- Excellence and scholarship
A 6 point Likert-type scale (0 - 5) is used in each of the seven professionalism domains to determine if a person's behavior is "unacceptable," "needs improvement," "meets expectations," or "superior." A "cannot assess" response category is also included. In a Spring 2005 pilot study, a total of 850 assessment forms were collected on 149 freshman and 40 senior medical students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Twenty-four freshman students received a score 1 or 2 in at least one professionalism domain. Only one senior student received a score of 2 or less. Seven students identified themselves as needing improvement in one or more categories. The remaining 18 students were identified by peers, faculty, or a combination thereof, as needing improvement. Other data analyses are currently ongoing. This instrument was originally designed as a scantron form, but is currently used online at SurveyMonkey.com. The instrument will need to be modified to best serve the purposes of the school using it.
Crow S. 360-Degree Professionalism Assessment Instrument. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2006. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/236 http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.236
- To be able to identify learners whose professionalism behaviors meet or exceed expectations.
- To be able to identify learners whose professionalism behaviors are unacceptable or need improvement.
- To be able to provide learners with the opportunity for continual professionalism assessment and formative feedback across medical school through the use of multiple observations and multiple observers.
- To be able to provide a common vocabulary for communicating about professionalism.
- Multi-Rater, Educational Measurement, Honor, Integrity, Responsibility, Leadership, Altruism, Compassion, Scholarship, Respect
Knowledge for Practice
Apply Basic Sciences
- Apply Basic Sciences
Practice-based Learning & Improvement
Professional & Faculty Development
- Medical Student
Professional School Post-Graduate Training
Authors & Co-Authors
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
No outcomes available.
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Publications, Presentations, and/or Citations for this Publication
This pilot project and the professionalism assessment form were presented at the November 2005 AAMC meeting as an innovation in medical education.