A Pilot Study on Professionalism of Future Medical Professionals in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre

Abdus Salam, Chew Ooi Song, Nur Farhana Mazlan, Hayati Hassin, Lim Soon Lee, Muhammad Hazwan Abdullah
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Professionalism is a multidimensional concept but there are core professionalism issues which are unique for all professions. A pilot study was conducted in 2011among 50-UKM-medical students chosen randomly from year 1-5 to investigate their professionalism. Data was collected using a developed instrument concerning 40 items, assessed using 5-point Likert scale under nine core issues. Total mean professionalism score for all nine issues in year-1 students was 178/220 and in the subsequent years
more » ... he subsequent years were 169/220, 173/220, 171/220 and 175/220. Internal consistency of the instrument was adequate. Educators especially the faculty should emphasize on core professionalism issues to promote professionalism in future professionals.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.419 fatcat:6glilluv2ndbnikef24chyzo4a