Assessing and documenting professional attitude among undergraduate medical students

  • Tehseen Iqbal DG Khan Medical College, Dera Ghazi Khan
Keywords: Professional attitude, Behaviour traits, MBBS students, PAS-Pak

Abstract

Ultimate outcomes of undergraduate medical education is a doctor who has knowledge, skills, and professional attitude. Medical students had already partly formed professional attitudes before they started studying medicine. We, at medical college, just have to apprise or remind students that they have learned basic ethics/attitudes in premedical years. A scoring system is proposed to assess Professional Attitude of MBBS students. Positive or negative professional attitude/professional behaviour during the session will be closely monitored by the faculty. Positive behaviours increase the score; negative behaviours decrease the score. On the basis of this score, proper word will be entered in the relevant sentence on DMC or Character Certificate. Total Five year Marks: More than 85%= Excellent, 75.1–84.9= Very Good, 75%= Good, 70–74.9%= Fair, 65–69.9%= Satisfactory, Less than 65%= Poor. Assessment drives learning, so assessing students will guide their learning.

Pak J Physiol 2021;17(1):1–2

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Published
2021-03-31
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Iqbal T. Assessing and documenting professional attitude among undergraduate medical students. PJP [Internet]. 31Mar.2021 [cited 20Oct.2021];17(1):1-. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1340