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Inculcating medical professionalism among medical students: the experience of Kulliyah of Medicine, IIUM

Osman, Ariff (2010) Inculcating medical professionalism among medical students: the experience of Kulliyah of Medicine, IIUM. In: 3rd International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST) 2010, 27-29 November 2010, Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

Training medical professionals requires thorough planning through well-thought medical curriculum that takes into account the changes surrounding the profession itself and the expectation of the community with regard to the graduate that it intent to produce. The Kulliyah (faculty) of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, (IIUM) pioneered what it called, Islamic Input Medical Program (IIMP) since its inception in 1995, in its effort to produce a different 'breed' of doctors who not only excel in their professional duty but also portray conduct, (akhlaq) expected of a good Muslim. A good Muslim doctor is expected to portray a highest degree of medical professionalism and demonstrate proper etiquette while dealing with his/her patients. However, inculcating professionalism and proper etiquette among medical undergraduates is not an easy matter. Learning this value could be done through a workshop activity whereby students demonstrate their understanding on these aspects of care through discussion of case studies given to them prior to the scheduled activity. However, it is hard to measure intangible value such as professionalism. In our context, portfolio is used to assess the student's achievement as specified in the learning outcome. This article describes the approach that has been implemented over the past two years at this faculty.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5128/18470
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical professionalism, IIUM
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
Depositing User: Prof. Dao' Dr Ariff Osman
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 09:36
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 09:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18470

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