Professionalism of future medical professionals in Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

Salam, Abdus and Yousuf, Rabeya and Islam, Md. Zakirul and Yesmin, Farida and Helali, Asadul Mazid and Alattraqchi, Ahmed Ghazi and Rao , U.S. Mahadeva and Haque, Mainul (2013) Professionalism of future medical professionals in Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 8 (2013). pp. 124-130. ISSN 1991-007X

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Professionalism with high moral character should be developed from the schooling time of the students. The objective of this study was to explore the professionalism of medical students. It was a cross-sectional study conducted on 108 year-I and year-II medical students of session 2012-2013 selected conveniently at UniSZA, Malaysia. Data was collected using a mixed type of validated instrument and analyzed using SPSS. Year-I and year-II were 86% and 98% respectively. Only 27% respondents were male and 73% were female. Mean professionalism scores for year-I and year-II were 175.20 and 172.91, while for male and female were 172.31 and 174.58 respectively. No significant differences observed between gender (p=0.536) and study-year (p=0.484). However, 34% year-I and 19% year-II students defined professionalism diversely while 18% and 9% were un-responded. Professionalism is a braod concept; a burning issue worldwide. Teachers should emphasis on core elements of professionalism which are unique for all professions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Core-value Medical-student Professional
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 02:43
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 03:00

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