“They liked it if you said you cried”: how medical students perceive the teaching of professionalism

Geoffrey J McColl, Barbara D Goss, Eleanor M Flynn and Agnes E Dodds
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11230
Published online: 20 January 2014

To the Editor: We were not surprised by the results of Birden and Underwood’s study of the attitudes of medical students to professionalism programs.1 In the context of similar issues at our university, we have recently implemented a professionalism program (“Ethical Practice–Empathic Practice” [EP2]) in our Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.

  • Geoffrey J McColl
  • Barbara D Goss
  • Eleanor M Flynn
  • Agnes E Dodds

  • Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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