IMAM MUHAMMAD IBN SUAD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY
Professor. Abdulaziz F. Al-Kaabba is a Professor of Family Medicine and Bioethicist at– IMAM MUHAMMAD IBN SUAD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY
MBBS, DCH, ABFM, JBFM & MSc-Bioethics, MSc-Medical Education. He is now working as a Professor of Family Medicine and bioethics in Medical college at IMAM University. Also, Dr. Abdul-Aziz is a surveyor in CBAHI and an Examiner in the Saudi Board of Family Medicine .he has more than 40 Research publications and 3 books.
Scope of Interest and Work
1. Medical bioethics.
(Administrative policies and procedures, committees, medical error…..)
2. Research (administrative policies and procedures, committees, IRB...)
3. Academic training, teaching
4. Medical Education
Professionalism is a collection of skills and behaviors that include multiple dimensions of the clinical context. It involves the relation of the physician with her/his oneself, relation with colleagues in the workplace, relation with the patient, and relation with the community.
Professionalism in Medical education includes the doctor's duties towards himself, herself, colleagues, patients, and the community.
Do we have many issues related to professionalism in Medical education as to how we teach and Assess professionalism in medical education?
Do we have Obstacles to practicing professionalism in medical education ?.
Is it important to include professionalism in the curriculum to teach professionalism?.
Many medical schools now have their integrated curriculum content about professionalism and they added professionalism in the first two years to teach their students professionalism. Others introduced behavior into the clinical years and clerkships. Anyway Now it is important to teach professionalism to postgraduate students.
The Obstacles of professionalism are
1- Poor training (under or postgraduate )
2- unethical characters of the person
3- the arrogance of the physicians and staff
4- lack of faith and beliefs
5- work pressures
6- lack of a good example
7- bad friends
8-community bad practices
In general, Professionalism should be part of the formal curriculum.
Professionalism must be taught and assessed in our Medical Schools. Professionalism must be relevant to the society it serves