King Saud University
Prof. AlRukban is a graduate of King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Trained as a Family Physician and awarded Saudi and Arab Board of Family Medicine as well as Diploma in Primary Health Care and Medical Education. He started his career as a demonstrator in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at King Saud University and was promoted as Professor of Family Medicine in 2013. By 2010, Prof. Alrukban was appointed as the Dean of Medical College at Majmaah University and promoted as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the same University by 2013. Recently, in 2018, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Scientific Council of Family Medicine at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. He had published 50 articles in local and international journals and participated as a speaker in more than 300 national and international.
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 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.