Professionalism and its forms of assessment in medical students: An integrative review

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With the objective of systematizing information on the assessment of professionalism among medical students, an integrative review was carried out in May 2018 in the databases EBSCOhost, LILACS and MEDLINE, via PubMed, from 2013 to 2018. Overall, 12 articles and three thematic axes were found: Professionalism: a multidimensional and undefined construct; The teaching of medical professionalism; and Assessing professionalism: multiple assessment strategies. Assessment through domains such as altruism, responsibility, care and teamwork is frequent, and simulated scenarios, standardized patients, online questionnaires or applications may be used. The importance of modeling in the teaching of professionalism is emphasized, as well as the use of feedback associated with other assessment methods. We concluded that there is not one single concept of professionalism and noticed that better assessments are produced when different methods are associated.

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Carneiro, M. A., Cunha, S. de M., Feitosa, E. S., Sá, R. B., & Brilhante, A. V. M. (2020). Professionalism and its forms of assessment in medical students: An integrative review. Interface: Communication, Health, Education. Fundacao UNI Botucatu/UNESP. https://doi.org/10.1590/Interface.190126

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