Education of Medical Professionalism and the Role of Educators of Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, According to its Residents

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Alia Saberi 1 , Shadman Nemati 2 , * , Saba Fakhrieh Asl 3 , Abtin Heydarzadeh 4 , Ali Fahimi 5

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1 Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, Iran

2 Specialist in Ear, Nose, and Throat, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, Iran

3 Specialist in Digestive Diseases, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, Iran

4 Specialist in Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, Iran

5 General Physician, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (2); e60941
Published Online: August 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 27, 2017
Accepted: July 07, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: There are many reasons that it is necessary to change the culture, educational environment, and curriculum of medical education toward addressing and developing the fundamentals of medical professionalism. The primary objective of this study was to assess the attitudes of residents about training professionalism in the School of Medicine in Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran. 
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 189 residents of Guilan University of Medical Sciences based on a questionnaire adjusted to culture and ethical issues of Iran in 2011-12. The reliability and validity of the questionnaire was confirmed. The data were analyzed by t-test and using the Stata statistical software. 
Results: In this study, 140 residents from 14 fields participated with mean age of 32.2 ± 4.49 years. More than 50% of residents rated the success of medical professionalism education programs as medium to high. More than 40% of them have considered the effect of role model educators, in the education of these principles, to be great. 62.9% of residents agreed with the theoretical–practical teaching of these principles.
Conclusion: The degree of success of educational programs in various fields of medical professionalism was acceptable, but needs improvement. The residents acknowledge that they learn the principles of professionalism from their educators in a hidden educational curriculum, but believe that they must also be taught in theoretical and practical units.
 

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Medical professionalism Medical residents Education Role modeling

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