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Assignment # 1
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Being a faculty in a medical college which is affiliated with a tertiary
care teaching hospital, and being considered as an expert on
assessment, the Dean discusses the actions to be taken on the
recommendations submitted by the institutional task force on
“Improving the quality of Assessments”. Dean has some queries which
need to be answered to move forward.
The paper pertains to the Dean’s queries arising from recommendation
# 2 which is reproduced as follows:
Assessment of Professionalism must be strengthened and made a
regular part of the program of assessment”.
The Dean’s queries are addressed as follows.
Dean’s Queries
1. What are the components of professionalism? List the methods used
to assess these components with their strengths and limitations.
Professionalism is one of the core competencies required of medical
graduates. In the medical profession, professionalism, a set of attributes
and behaviors, refers to a system of beliefs regarding the best
organization and delivery of healthcare services requiring the members
of the community of medical service providers to make a joint
declaration (by “professing”) of what the general public can expect
from them based on their shared competence standard and ethical
values, and by ensuring that all of those who belong to the profession
of medicine provide their services according to these standards [1].

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The components of professionalism in medical practice include the
following [2]:
Altruism
Altruism refers to the selfless concern for the well-being of other
individuals, without any personal interest or gain.
Accountability
Accountability in medical professionalism refers to the feeling of being
accountable and responsible for all the decisions the medical
professionals make on part of their patients, and for their patients.
Excellence
Excellence in medical professionalism refers to the trait of being near
perfect with the technical knowledge and skills required for effective
medical practice.
Duty
Duty in medical professionalism refers to the sense of feeling themselves
on the disposal of the population to cater to their healthcare needs.
Honor and Integrity
Honor and integrity in medical professionalism refer to an attribute of
their duty whereby they ensure to win the highest level of trust of their
patients by ensuring fair and transparent practices.
Respect
Respect in medical professionalism refers to the sense of reverence to
their duty.
The methods used to assess the components of professionalism include
the following [3]:
Ethical Knowledge & Moral Reasoning Testing

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1 Assignment # 1 Context Being a faculty in a medical college which is affiliated with a tertiary care teaching hospital, and being considered as an expert on assessment, the Dean discusses the actions to be taken on the recommendations submitted by the institutional task force on “Improving the quality of Assessments”. Dean has some queries which need to be answered to move forward. The paper pertains to the Dean’s queries arising from recommendation # 2 which is reproduced as follows: “Assessment of Professionalism must be strengthened and made a regular part of the program of assessment”. The Dean’s queries are addressed as follows. Dean’s Queries 1. What are the components of professionalism? List the methods used to assess these components with their strengths and limitations. Professionalism is one of the core competencies required of medical graduates. In the medical profession, professionalism, a set of attributes and behaviors, refers to a system of beliefs regarding the best organization and delivery of healthcare services requiring the members of the community of medical service providers to make a joint declaration (by “professing”) of what the general public can expect from them based on their shared competence standard and ethical values, and by ensuring that all of those who belong to the profession of medicine provide their services according to these standards [1]. 2 The components of professionalism in medical practice include the fol ...
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